Mike Brown will officially be introduced to the media as the new Los Angeles Lakers coach Tuesday at 3 p.m.

Last wednesday, an 18 million dollar deal was reached in principle between Lakers and Mike Brown for three years, with an team option for the fourth.

Brown, 41, was the head coach of the National Basketball Association's (NBA) Cleveland Cavaliers from June 2, 2005 until May 24, 2010.

Brown is widely regarded as a defensive specialist and for turning the Cavaliers into one of the top defensive teams in the NBA, as he guided them into the 2007 NBA Finals.

Mike Brown was also honored as NBA Coach of the Year for leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a team record and league best 66 wins in 2009, and 61 wins, again a league best, in 2010.

However, he was fired in May 2010 after failing to garner the NBA title with the Cavaliers. Brown then began working as an ESPN analyst in December 2010.

Brown was the lead among the short list of candidates for the position, including Brian K. Shaw, Richard Leonard Rick Adelman, Richard Leonard Rick Adelman, and Michael Joseph Dunleavy.

Mike Brown officially becomes the 22nd coach in franchise history.