David Sanchirico
Monday June 24th, 2013

Brett Brown, pictured with Manu Ginobili, has emerged as a candidate to coach the Denver Nuggets. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) Brett Brown (left) has emerged as a candidate to coach the Denver Nuggets. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Brett Brown, an assistant coach who has been with the San Antonio Spurs for seven seasons, has emerged as a serious candidate for the Denver Nuggets' head-coaching position, sources told Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.

Before joining the Spurs, Brown coached in the Australian National Basketball League for 14 seasons. He also led the Australian national basketball team during the 2012 Olympics.

From Yahoo Sports:

Melvin Hunt, who was part of George Karl's coaching staff, was also interviewed for the job, sources said. He's considered a future head coach in the league.

Brown was the fifth candidate to meet with the Nuggets after Hunt, Lionel Hollins, Brian Shaw and Vinny Del Negro.

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