Mike Brown on whether Boogie will start upon return, his interest in UCLA job

Warriors assistant stops by ‘The Afternoon Delight w/ Papa & Bonta’

Karl Buscheck
January 09, 2019 - 2:25 pm

On the heels of the news that DeMarcus Cousins is eyeing a Jan. 18 debut with the Warriors, Steve Kerr underboss Mike Brown called into “The Afternoon Delight with Greg Papa and Bonta Hill” to discuss the top storyline in the Golden State orbit.

Asked if Boogie will immediately assume a starting role, Brown hedged, but indicated that it’s possible he could begin on the bench.

“In terms of whether he starts, at the end of the day, that’s going to be Steve’s call,” Brown said on 95.7 The Game. “Eventually, he will be in the starting lineup. We haven’t talked much about that, as of yet, in terms of when he’s ready to play, ‘Are we going to throw him out there right away.’”

“All that stuff will come in due time. The biggest thing is, Steve said it last night, and everybody knows, he is definitely a lot closer to returning than what people can imagine at this point.”

Brown also addressed the rumors that he could depart the Warriors to take over as head coach of UCLA.

“I tell you what, I tell people this all the time — first of all I love the Bay Area here — this is the best job I think I’ve ever had in my life,” Brown said. “I love working for (GM/president of basketball ops) Bob (Myers). I love working for Steve.”

“The biggest thing now, obviously, we have a chance to win every single year. And, I just bought a place in the city. So, there’s no way I can leave that. I’ve got to live and furnish it. And live that new Chase Center next year. Come on now.”

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