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Mike Brown, Kobe Bryant meet

Updated: June 1, 2011, 2:44 PM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Lakers introduced Mike Brown as their new coach Tuesday, but Brown's first order of business, before even officially signing his contract with the team, was to meet with Kobe Bryant.

Brown arrived in Los Angeles on Monday and met with Bryant in person Tuesday morning near Bryant's home in Orange County and had exchanged text messages and phone calls with both Bryant and his wife, Vanessa, during the weekend. Brown said he wanted to meet with Bryant ...

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