Coached LeBron Jame in Clevland and got them to an NBA Finals appearence.
Mike Brown won NBA Coach of the Year honors for leading the Cleveland LeBron Jameses, now known as the Cleveland Cavaliers, to 66 wins in 2009. But he was ultimately fired for not being able to get a title and an early-round exit to the Boston Celtics in the conference semifinals. This Cavaliers team won 60-plus games for two consecutive seasons and failed to make the NBA Finals both times—the first time in NBA history for this to happen.
He has been described as a "top candidate" according to the Houston Chronicle.
But he did get his team to play excellent defense, as he came to Cleveland after being an assistant for Gregg Popovich.
I feel Mike Brown might have suffered from a lack of depth around LeBron James in Cleveland. That team without LeBron James was the laughingstock of the NBA all year.
It would be interesting to see what he can do with some talent depth that Houston will have next season.