Mike Brown Will Be Patient, Selective When It Comes to Next Head Coaching Job

Mike Brown is in his second year as an assistant coach with the Warriors.

He isn't going to be on Steve Kerr's staff forever.

This week, he was the guest on the Warriors Insider Podcast with Monte Poole, and was asked about his future.

How patient will he be in terms of wanting to get another shot as a head coach?

"For me, it's fairly easy to be patient," Brown answered. "Part of it is, I feel like I don't ever get too high or too low ... I try to stay as even-keeled as possible ... yes, someday I would like to be a head coach again, but the thing that helps me out more than anything else is this organization.

"I think if I was with a different group, a different organization, maybe if we weren't winning at the level we are winning at or at least the potential to win at the level that we have -- maybe I'd be champing at the bit."

Brown was the head coach of the Cavs for five seasons from 2005 to 2010, and was named Coach of the Year in 2008-09.

He coached the Lakers in 2011-12 and was fired five games into the 2012-13 season.

He returned to Cleveland for the 2013-14 season but was fired after a 33-49 campaign.

The good news for Brown -- he signed a five-year deal worth over $20 million, and as ESPN's Brian Windhorst reported last June:

When Brown was fired in May 2014, a provision in the contract spread the payments out over the next six years.

Brown will get all the money guaranteed him, with the amount he's paid as part of his Golden State Warriors contract being deducted, and the Cavs pay the balance.

Is Brown willing to be selective when it comes to taking another head coaching gig?

"Yes I am. One of the things that I look at more than anything else -- there are only so many teams that truly have an opportunity to win it each year ... from there, you gotta look at the makeup of the team, the direction of the team.

"When it comes to being selective, it's not necessarily about going to a team that's a winning team or that has a winning record. The most important thing -- at least what I've seen in winning organizations -- is that there's a connection between the front office and the coaching staff; more importantly the general manager and the head coach."

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

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