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OAKLAND, Calif. Nike Blazer Alte Rosse . -- A foot-long dark burn scar going from Mike Browns right quadriceps down his lower leg reminds him each day of his good fortune.There are also the dozen or so round burn blotches on his right arm, and a tiny spot on his lip that would go unnoticed except that the new Warriors assistant knows its there.The old coach of stars like LeBron James and Kobe Bryant during stints with the Cavaliers and Lakers endured quite a memorable couple of years out of the NBA spotlight. He worked informally for Gregg Popovich in San Antonio. He found a place in Albuquerque so he could regularly watch his oldest son, Elijah, play basketball for New Mexico. Then, Brown survived a frightening May kitchen fire at his Cleveland home with his younger son.He has moved forward and found himself in an ideal situation that might just lead to another opportunity to be a head coach down the line. He replaced former top assistant Luke Walton, now coaching the Lakers.NBA Coach of the Year with the Cavs in 2009, Brown realizes he landed in a great spot with Golden State, next to reigning Coach of the Year Steve Kerr and up close to MVP Stephen Curry and prized offseason acquisition Kevin Durant.Brown is thrilled to be talking basketball again, back to the daily routine of practice, meetings, film study and scouting opponents. He was fired in May 2014 by the Cavs after a second stint as coach.All of the scrutiny he faced there seems so minor now.One scary day in May, Brown was upstairs in his Cleveland home packing for a fun weekend away in Florida with a buddy when son Cameron screamed from the kitchen below that there was a fire. The 19-year-old was frying pecan dessert he had made before when the oil caught fire. Brown rushed down, stepped in to stop the flames and slipped on some oil. He found himself on the kitchen floor, his right side burning.It was May 27, Brown says. Ill never forget the day. Thats my youngest sons birthday.Brown was wearing shorts. Had he been in long pants, it would have been far worse. His right foot burned, too, the flames going right through a good pair of sneakers.They didnt call 911, driving to a hospital five minutes away. Brown walked into the emergency room and was immediately hit with two shots of morphine. He spent the night.You just react, Brown recalled of the terrifying ordeal. And then when its over you realize, `Boy, I cant believe that it happened. I could have died, my son could have. You think of stuff like that after its over and you just realize how precious your time is here. ... It was a crazy experience to say the least.Brown walked around Warriors media day last month with a big grin and distinctively dressed in long basketball shorts with a suit jacket and tie, clearly comfortable and thriving in his new surroundings.Its pretty hard not to with the vibe Golden State has going. After capturing the 2015 NBA championship, the Warriors set NBA records with a 24-0 start last season and a 73-win finish before losing to the Cavs in Game 7 of the Finals.Its very refreshing to see the true relationships everybody has, Brown said. From top down, its been refreshing, its been fun, its been a learning experience. You always want to be able to contribute something.And it is the defensive-minded Brown who recently proposed a new substitution pattern to Kerr with the idea of keeping two starters on the floor at all times -- meaning Curry, Durant and fellow All-Stars Draymond Green and Klay Thompson will get their much-needed breaks throughout the course of a 48-minute game.Mike is very detail-oriented. Hes brought me a lot of good stuff in terms of Xs and Os but also substitution patterns. Were really revamping our substitution look this year, said Kerr, who played in San Antonio at the end of his career while Brown was an assistant to Popovich. Mike was better in math than I was, so Mike is very methodical and sort of numbers-oriented. Hes been great in practice, hes fun to be around, so hes doing a great job.Brown spent part of the past year observing and offering input to Popovich in an unofficial capacity.He hopes to do something to repay Popovich someday for the opportunity.Pop is obviously a great coach but hes a great man. I cherish the relationship that I have with him, Brown said. This past year for me was fantastic because it gave me an opportunity to be involved in the game but to get close to my boys in the same breath. Whenever they werent playing or I wasnt visiting with them, I was with the Spurs. I was traveling with them, I was in their meetings, I was at all the practices. I didnt do any on-court coaching because I wasnt working but again hes open. He would ask me my opinion, I would sit in the coaches meetings, sit in the locker room before the games, halftime, the end of games. It was a great experience for me just being connected to the game again.With all Brown went through over the past year, he is enjoying every moment of his new gig.Now Im here in the Bay Area, Im a Warrior, Im hanging with Steve, the rest of the staff, Draymond, KD, he said. Its good. Nike Blazer Basse Blu Scuro . 31, the CFL club announced Monday. The team also has yet to decide on the future of Doug Berry, who began the season as a consultant to the head coach but took over the offensive co-ordinators duties in July. Nike Blazer Sconti Online . The lawyers filed a 33-page amended complaint Tuesday in federal court in Manhattan, expanding on the suit originally filed Oct. 3 in New York Supreme Court. Arbitrator Fredric Horowitz last week refused to compel Selig to testify in the grievance, and Rodriguez then walked out of the hearing without testifying. . Thousands of fans at Mosaic Stadium will be cozying up to each other in an effort to stay warm in chilly temperatures and block the Prairie wind that locals say can knock your socks off. BOSTON -- Cross off one item from the Boston Red Soxs lengthy trade-deadline shopping list.Seeking a right-handed bat for their lefty-leaning bench and greater infield depth, the Red Sox acquired veteran Aaron Hill on Thursday from the Milwaukee Brewers for Triple-A right-hander Aaron Wilkerson and Double-A infielder Wendell Rijo. The Brewers will also help subsidize some of the approximately $6 million left on the final year of Hills contract, half of which was already being paid by the Arizona Diamondbacks.Weve been looking for a right-handed hitter infielder that could play third base for a while, said Dave Dombrowski, the Red Sox president of baseball operations. Were in a position where were trying to win this thing. We think [Hill] makes us better.Hill, 34, has played primarily third base for the Brewers this season. Dombrowski stopped short of saying Hill will platoon with lefty-hitting third baseman Travis Shaw, but considering Shaw is batting .211 with a .620 OPS against lefties, it seems likely Hill will take some of those at-bats.Shaw also bruised his left foot in Wednesday nights 11-6 victory over the Texas Rangers. But Dombrowski said the Red Sox were talking to the Brewers about Hill long before Shaw suffered the injury, which is not considered serious after X-rays taken Thursday were negative.Dombrowski can now concentrate exclusively on strengthening the pitching staff, both the rotation and the bullpen. Red Sox starters have combined for a 4.82 ERA, 10th in the American League entering Thursday night. And setup man Carson Smiths season-ending Tommy John elbow surgery has left Boston in need of another late-inning reliever to ease the burden on 41-year-old Koji Uehara.That fourth and fifth [starter] spot, weve been searching, Dombrowski said. We have had more conversations over pitching. Im not sure that means were any closer tto making a deal or not. Nike Blazer Basse Bianche Baffo Rosso. In acquiring Hill, the Red Sox seemingly traded from their limited pitching depth. Although Wilkerson is having a strong season -- 2.14 ERA in 16 starts between Double-A and Triple-A -- Dombrowski said the former independent league pitcher was never a serious candidate to get called up because of his lack of major league experience.Indeed, when the Red Sox needed a starter last week and neither Henry Owens nor Roenis Elias were pitching well enough in Triple-A to merit consideration, they bypassed Wilkerson for Sean OSullivan, whose 5.99 career ERA was outweighed by his 55 starts in the big leagues.I dont think we could count on Aaron being a guy stepping forward in this situation, Dombrowski said. Being [he has] never pitched in the big leagues, to be a key factor in this race.Hill batted .283 with eight homers, 29 RBIs and a .780 OPS in 254 at-bats for the out-of-contention Brewers. Although Hill has been an everyday player for most of his career, the Red Sox expect he will be productive off the bench.Dombrowski said the Red Sox got good reports on Hill from third-base coach Brian Butterfield, who coached Hill with the Toronto Blue Jays. Hill also played briefly for manager John Farrell in Toronto and is close friends with Red Sox scout Jaymie Bane.Its a situation that we did check with everybody and got real good reports on his makeup and what he brings to the ballclub, Dombrowski said. Hes got a nice swing. Hes a veteran player who knows how to keep himself in shape and ready to go.To clear a spot on the 40-man roster, outfielder Ryan LaMarre has been designated for assignment. LaMarre was 0-for-5 with two strikeouts after getting called up from Triple-A Pawtucket last month. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys China ' ' '
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