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

Denver Nuggets Interviewing San Antonio Spurs Assistant Brett Brown

It looks like a serious candidate has emerged in the Denver Nuggets search for a new head coach. After reports that the Nuggets would be interviewing former Los Angeles Clippers head coach Vinny Del Negro, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports is reporting that Denver is set to interview San Antonio Spurs assistant Brett Brown, who could quickly become the primary name to watch in the coaching search.

From Wojnarowski’s latest report:

San Antonio Spurs assistant Brett Brown has emerged as a serious candidate for the Denver Nuggets’ head-coaching job, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. Brown traveled to Denver and met with Nuggets CEO Josh Kroenke and general manager Tim Connelly on Sunday night.

Brown was expected to become Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich’s top assistant after the departure of Mike Budenholzer, but a head coaching opportunity could be too much of an offer to pass up.

The Spurs assistant was the man who led Australia’s basketball team to an impressive showing at the 2012 London Olympics. He also coached in the Australian National Basketball League, where he ranked sixth all-time in wins as a head coach with 149 wins.

While the NBA is a much tougher league, Brown has valuable experience and could be just what the Nuggets need to finally get over the hump.

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