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In The Neutral Zone:
I’m not sure if Phil Jackson is available why if I am the Cleveland Cavaliers would I be talking to Mike Brown?
Did they go down this road together before? So why do this again especially since Phil Jackson has made it clear he wants back in the game and the Cavs have the cap space, the draft picks and Kyrie Irving to intice Phil Jackson to take the job if he wants it. Mike Brown is known as a defensive minded coach who has a very stagnant offense. While the Cavs owner Dan Gilbert is fond of Brown and the success their had together, let’s not forget their success had to do more with Lebron James than anything Mike Brown could have done there or in Los Angeles where he was fired 5 games into this season. Neither Gilbert or Brown has had success since LeBron left the building in 2010. Phil Jackson knows winnning, the knock on Jackson is can he build a winner? In Chicago he had Jordan and Pippen already in place when he took over, he had Kobe and Shaq when he took over.
So while Kyrie Irving is a nice building block unless a big time player becomes a free agent and agrees to come to Cleveland, would Jackson really want to sit and be bad for a season or two while the pieces come together?
As stated here recently Jackson’s name will be attached to many teams around the league and some will have teeth others won’t. If nothing else in the past three years in Cleveland, no matter who you have as coach you have to have the players. Byron Scott playing with the Lakers when they were showtime so he knows something about winning. He coached the Jason Kidd Nets to back to back finals. But he couldn’t get to 500 in Cleveland why? No players and the collateral damage of not having Lebron James was something Dan GIlbert sorely underestimated. So while both Gilbert and Brown are comfortable with each other it doesn’t mean the return to hayday of the Cavs unless …Number 6 of the Miami Heat will be donning a Cavs uniform in the upcoming season.
What can Brown do for the Cavs? Not much unless he has the players to make it happen.
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Although still unofficial, Mike Brown is reportedly set to return to Cleveland to coach the Cavaliers. The 43-year-old Brown led Cleveland from 2005 until getting axed in May 2010. Resurfacing in Tinseltown, the 2009 NBA Coach of the Year was again clipped last November following the Los Angeles Lakers 1-4 start to the season. Despite agreeing to teach a Cavaliers squad removed from...
Hey remember a few years ago when the Cleveland Cavaliers decided that Mike Brown was not the guy to take their franchise to the next level and unceremoniously dumped him? Yeah, looks like they’re regretting that decision. After Byron Scott was fired a few days ago, the Cavs started looking for a new head coach in earnest, and their former head coach is firmly in the mix. Brown reportedly...
A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated
Press the Cavaliers and Mike Brown are near an agreement to bring
him back to Cleveland for a second time.
The Akron Beacon Journal is reporting that the Cleveland Cavaliers are going to hire Mike Brown as their next head coach.
The Cavaliers and Mike Brown have reached a handshake agreement on Brown returning as the team’s head coach, a league source has told the Akron Beacon Journal.
An official announcement is expected Wednesday.
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In two rather surprising coaching moves this week, the Charlotte Bobcats have fired Mike Dunlap and the Cleveland Cavaliers are bringing back Mike Brown.
Dunlap only lasted one season with the Bobcats, going 21-61, the second worst record in the league behind Orlando. Despite Charlotte’s awful performance this year, I disagree with the decision to let Dunlap go.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are reportedly set to announce the hiring of Mike Brown as the team’s head coach. Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon-Journal reports that the addition of Brown will take place Wednesday, ensuring that the decision to re-hire him encompassed fewer days than the decision to fire him three seasons ago.
Mike Brown has emerged as the leading candidate to replace...
The Cavaliers are bringing back the most successful coach they've ever had.
Cleveland officially re-hired Mike Brown on Wednesday, bringing back a coach who guided them to five straight playoff appearances and their only trip to the NBA Finals before he was fired following the 2010 season.
Brown agreed in principle to the contract on Tuesday. The sides finalized a deal which...
Looks like the Cleveland Cavaliers and former head coach Mike Brown will be reuniting. 3 years after Brown was fired, prior to LeBron James heading to South Beach, Mike Brown is said to be returning to the Cavs as head coach with additional responsibilities in basketball operations.
Per Yahoo Sports, The deal is expected to be worth $20 million for 5 years. I wonder if that means...
Hey remember a few years ago when the Cleveland Cavaliers decided that Mike Brown was not the guy to take their franchise to the next level and unceremoniously dumped him? Yeah, looks like they’re regretting that decision.
After Byron Scott was fired a few days ago, the Cavs started looking for a new head coach in earnest, and their former head coach is firmly in the mix. Brown...
Mike Brown and the Cleveland Cavaliers are reaching an agreement to bring the coach to the Cavs for the second time after he was fired in 2010.
Mike Brown was introduced (again) as the head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers today. As part of the press conference, Cavaliers majority owner Dan Gilbert answered the question that everyone had on their mind- namely was it a mistake to fire coach Brown three years ago-
“Yeah, it was a mistake. For sure it was a mistake.” Gilbert stated right away.
“In hindsight it was a mistake...
The Cavaliers are hoping to get their prized target the second time around.
No, that’s not referring to LeBron James, although speculation for that isn’t going to end anytime soon. This time, Cleveland is looking to replace recently fired head coach Byron Scott with the Zen Master himself.
The Cavs “have reached out” to Phil Jackson, ESPN reports. The team wants to see how...
There’s been a lot of rumbling ever since the Cavaliers let head coach Byron Scott go last week that it was possible that his predecessor Mike Brown may just get another look at the Cavaliers coaching gig. Some are strongly opposed to bringing a coach back for a second tour of duty, for that reason alone. Some are concerned that the same reasons that Brown was relieved of his job...