“He knows what all the players are supposed to be doing all the time. It’s just an innate ability,” said San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, a former assistant under Brown. “He sees the game in slow motion so to speak, and that’s the thing that amazes you most.”
The team Brown was instructing looked nothing like the club that started the season. After beginning 7-18, Brown has orchestrated three trades, used an NBA-high 24 players and has the fifth-year Bobcats in position to make the playoffs for the first time.
Three-years removed from a nightmare season in New York, a motivated and energetic Brown is winning again.