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Welcome to your NBA head coaching debut Brett Brown - you get Lebron. Fellow Mainer Steve Clifford, your Bobcats get Dwight Howard and the Rockets.

Brown took over the reigns of the Philadelphia 76ers and he's got a long re-building effort ahead. His debut as a NBA head coach comes tonight against the Miami Heat. Brown is the son of longtime Maine high school and college coach Bob Brown. Brett had been a longtime San Antonio Spurs assistant.



Steve Clifford took over the Charlotte Bobcats and the former UMaine Farmington player has a decent roster to work with. His opener tonight is against the Houston Rockets.

Clifford's coaching career started as Woodland HS.