L.A. Lakers: 5 Defensive Philosophies Mike Brown Must Instill to Succeed

Being groomed under San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich has earned Mike Brown the title of "defensive specialist."  He is also credited with turning the Cavaliers into one of the premiere defensive teams in the league during a five-year coaching stint in Cleveland.  

Brown took Cleveland to the finals in 2007 on the strength of its defense, and he was named NBA Coach of the Year in 2009 when he led the Cavaliers to a league-high 66 wins.

So what sets Brown apart from everyone else on the defensive end?  

Let's take a look at five defensive philosophies Brown must instill for the Lakers to get back to the NBA Finals.      

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