Lakers hire Kuester as assistant under Brown

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EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers have hired John Kuester as an assistant under new coach Mike Brown, reuniting the duo who worked in Cleveland together.

Kuester spent the last two seasons as coach of the Detroit Pistons before being fired June 5.

Previously, he spent 14 years as an NBA assistant, working in Boston, Philadelphia, Detroit, New Jersey, Orlando and Cleveland, where he worked under Brown.

Kuester coached 10 years at the collegiate level, including head coaching jobs at Boston University and George Washington.