Former Cleveland Cavaliers coach Mike Brown has agreed to replace Phil Jackson, and become the new head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers. Chris Broussard, of ESPN The Magazine, has the story, below.

Former Cleveland Cavaliers, and new Los Angeles Lakers head coach Mike Bown

Mike Brown is the new coach of the Los Angeles Lakers.

The Lakers were expected to announce Brown as the 22nd coach in franchise history Wednesday afternoon but first issued a statement.

"In response to rampant speculation and reports about our head coaching position and Mike Brown, we've met with Mike and are very impressed with him," the team said. "In addition, we have an outline for an agreement in place and hope to sign a contract within the next few days."