Spurs’ Brett Brown In Running For Nuggets Coaching Job

By John Diaz

May 12, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Brett Brown (left) instructs point guard Tony Parker (9) during the third quarter in game four of the second round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs against the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena. The Warriors defeated the Spurs 97-87 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

What happens when your organization has sustained success for so long? Other teams begin to emulate you.

And that appears to be the case in Denver. After the Nuggets decided not to bring back George Karl, who won Coach of the Year, they’ve decided to expand their search for a new head coach.

Via Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports:

Y! Sources: Spurs assistant Brett Brown interviews for Denver head coaching job, emerges as serious candidate. http://t.co/ILO9g5v7re

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 24, 2013

Brett Brown most recently was the head coach of Australia’s national team, and has had influence in bringing in players like Patty Mills and Aron Baynes to San Antonio. If Brown takes the job, it looks like Ime Udoka or Chad Forcier could be the Spurs next lead-assistant to Gregg Popovich.

San Antonio already lost Mike Budenholzer to the Atlanta Hawks, before the NBA Finals.