Brown adds Person, Snyder to his Lakers’ coaching staff

Former Spurs assistant and Cleveland head coach Mike Brown dug into his connection with the Spurs with two hirings to his new staff with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Former Spurs player Chuck Person and former Austin Toros coach Quin Snyder will join former Detroit coach John Kuester on Brown’s staff with the Lakers.

Person was a member of Phil Jackson’s staff last season with the Lakers where he received rave reviews coaching the team’s defense. He was a member of the Spurs from 1994-96 and still holds the franchise’s record for most 3-pointers in a season with 190 in 1995-96.

Snyder was most recently was on Doug Collins’ staff at Philadelphia this season as an assistant. He coached the Spurs’ developmental league team in Austin from 2007-10, taking the team to the playoffs in each season and was coach at Missouri from 1999-2006. Earlier this week, Snyder interviewed for the vacant head coaching job with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

“I’m very pleased to add Chuck to my coaching staff,” Brown said in a statement. “I’ve seen firsthand his dedication and his desire to making the players he coaches better. … With the addition of Quin to my coaching staff, we’ve added someone with an extremely intelligent basketball mind.”  

It’s interesting that one of the Spurs’ fiercest traditional rivals now has such a strong connection with Gregg Popovich and his staff with the Spurs.

Will Spurs Nation still have an intense dislike for everything Purple and Gold of the Lakers with such familiar faces running the team?

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