Mike Brown continues to seek advice from Gregg Popovich. Brown served as an assistant coach under Popovich with the Spurs from 2000 until 2003.
“Times get tough at certain times for me,” Brown said. “He’s probably the guy that I reach out to more than anybody else, and he knows me well enough to where if I haven’t reached out to him, I’ll see I got a phone call from him or a text from him. He’s been great for me — and not just for me, but for my entire family.”
Popovich is eager to assist Brown as long as it is not directly related to the matchup between the Lakers and Spurs.
“He still helps me out,” Brown said. “He’s just a real human being. He knows people very well, and that’s probably his strongest strength. He’s a terrific, terrific people manager. He helps me in a lot of ways, not only on the floor but off the floor in my personal life.”