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Rockets' Finch, Spurs' Brown hope path to NBA head job goes through London

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    FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2010, file photo, Australia head coach Brett Brown gestures during the eighth final round of the World Basketball Championship against Slovenia, in Istanbul, Turkey. San Antonio's Brown and Houston's Chris Finch are two trusted assistants on playoff-caliber NBA basketball teams, and have been for some time. Both got the chance to run the show this summer at the Olympics, Brown coached Team Australia and Finch headed Team Great Britain, and it only wetted their appetites more to get a chance to lead a team in the NBA. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File) (The Associated Press)

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    FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2011, file photo, Great Britain's coach Chris Finch reacts during a European Basketball Championships group A match against Turkey in Panevezys, Lithuania. San Antonio's Brett Brown and Houston's Finch are two trusted assistants on playoff-caliber NBA basketball teams. Both got the chance to run the show this summer at the Olympics, Brown coached Team Australia and Finch headed Team Great Britain, and it only wetted their appetites more to get a chance to lead a team in the NBA. (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis, File) (The Associated Press)

San Antonio's Brett Brown and Houston's Chris Finch are two trusted assistants charged with helping the Spurs and the Rockets push toward the playoffs.

Both took on much higher profile roles last summer at the London Olympics. Brown was the head coach for Team Australia, where he spent 17 years coaching before joining the Spurs. Finch led Team Great Britain and helped raise the sport's profile in the soccer-mad region.

Both coaches reveled in the added responsibility and the big-stage atmosphere. They were able to take some of their experiences back to the NBA to help out their teams. They also both came away from the games more hopeful than ever that they will someday get a chance to be a head coach in the NBA.