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Larry Brown to the Lakers? Latest NBA Odds

Written by:
Tyrone Black
Published on:
May/20/2011
Larry Brown

Rumors have surfaced that ex-Cleveland Browns head coach Larry Brown could be heading to the Los Angeles Lakers.   The Lakers organization is believed to be interviewing Brown next week. 

From ESPN.com:

The former Cleveland Cavaliers coach, now working as an analyst for ESPN, is expected to interview "soon" with the Lakers, sources say.

David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty ImagesIn Cleveland, Mike Brown made one trip to the Finals in 2007 and won coach of the year honors in 2009 before his dismissal.

Brown would become the fourth known candidate for the job, along with former Houston Rockets coach Rick Adelman, ex-Los Angeles Clippers coach Mike Dunleavy and Lakers assistant coach Brian Shaw, who is regarded as the only serious in-house contender to replace Jackson.

Brown is widely regarded in coaching circles as the leading candidate in Golden State to replace Keith Smart. Indiana Pacers president Larry Bird also said this week that he intends to contact Brown -- as well as Adelman -- to gauge his interest in returning to Indiana, where Brown worked as an assistant before joining the Cavs.

Odds to win the 2011 NBA Championship – All courtesy of Bookmaker.com here

Chicago Bulls +350 pays $350 for every $100 bet

Dallas Mavericks +250 pays $250 for every $100 bet

Miami Heat -115 pays $100 for every $115 bet ($115 refunded should Heat win)

Oklahoma Thunder +500 pays $500 for every $100 bet

- Tyrone Black, Gambling911.com

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