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Lakers hire John Kuester

Updated: June 29, 2011, 9:33 PM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- It took the Los Angeles Lakers just more than two weeks to find Phil Jackson's replacement in coach Mike Brown.

More than a month later the team is officially finalizing Brown's coaching staff.

John Kuester is Brown's first official bench partner in L.A. The former Detroit Pistons head coach has been hired as an assistant coach for the Lakers, the team announced Wednesday.

"I'm extremely excited to have John join the team as a member of my coaching ...

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