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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.”
“That summer… was a unique time for us as a franchise, there was a lot of uncertainty on all levels. We’re very happy that we get to rectify any position we took back then by Mike being available right now. Maybe it’s meant to be here. We’re very excited about today and the future.”
The admission was the story of the press conference. Certainly, the normal sports PR thing to do would have been to spin the answer so that the decision was justified somehow, but credit the Cavaliers for coming out and owning up to what they are calling a mistake, even if many in town feel the mistake was not in firing Brown but in rehiring him.
Brown returns to Cleveland as the fifth youngest coach in the league, but one of the most successful in regards to win loss record (314-167). His .663 winning percentage as the coach of the Cavaliers is tops in the organization.
[Related: Mike Brown take two? In the right situation.]
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Mike Brown has an agreement with the Cavaliers to return as head coach.
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...
It appears that Mike Brown will have a second go-around with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Brown, who started his NBA head coaching career with the Cavs in 2005, was reported to be intrigued with the possibility of reuniting with his old team and now has reportedly agreed to a four-year contract worth $20 million with a team option, according to Brian Windhorst and Chris Broussard...
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.
It takes a big man to admit he made a mistake, even more so when he has to do it in public.
Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert, was forced to fall on his sword and admit that firing Mike Brown was an error in judgement after the recently re-hired coach was dismissed following three consecutive 60-win seasons, per the Akron Beacon Journal.
“Yeah, it was a mistake,” Gilbert...
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...
It is a peculiar gamble for Cavs owner Dan Gilbert.
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.
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...