Carolyn Brown, wife of Los Angeles Lakers head coach Mike Brown, sat down with Cleveland.com and dished on how they first met and talked about life as a NBA coach’s wife.
Carolyn on how they first met:
“She met Mike Brown when she was 23. They were in a bar in Denver, and the fact that the two of them were actually in a bar on the same night qualifies as somewhat miraculous, since neither really frequented such establishments. She told Brown she had a boyfriend, but he didn’t believe her.
A determined and chatty sort, he knew he was making progress when her one word answers became two. He eventually walked her to her car and offered tickets for her and her alleged boyfriend to come see the Nuggets, where Brown was working as a video coordinator. She accepted and then offered him a ride to his car. But he was so embarrassed by the beat-up old pickup truck he was driving that he declined. He probably floated back there anyway.
“I thought she was amazing,” he said.
The next night, they talked on the phone for hours.
“That was it,” Carolyn Brown said.
They met on a Thursday and by Tuesday they were inseparable. He was attracted by her intelligence and authenticity. She liked how easily she could talk to him.”
After dating for quite some time, the couple eventually married and had two boys.
Recently, Mike Brown and Carolyn purchased a $3-million home in a gated Anaheim Hills community.
Check out part of the interview below:
Carolyn Brown attended the University of Colorado, where she first studied psychology and then switched her major over to English, with the goal of becoming a school teacher.
Mike Brown, 41, is a 1992 graduate of the University of San Diego with a degree in business.
He began his NBA career with the Denver Nuggets in 1992, where he spent five seasons, first as the team’s video coordinator and then as a scout.
In 2000, Brown was hired as an assistant coach with the San Antonio Spurs.
In June 2005, Brown got his first head coaching job with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
On April 20, 2009, Brown was named NBA Coach of the Year after guiding the Cavaliers to a franchise best 66–16 record.
After leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers, on May 31, 2011, Brown was officially named the Los Angeles Lakers’ new head coach.