Originally written April 28, 2013 on Pass The Pill:
Was the Mike Brown rehiring made to bring back LeBron James? It’s been three long years for Cleveland Cavalier fans as they have been tormented with watching  LeBron James morph into game’s best player. After two straight Finals appearances for the Miami Heat, LeBron has them poised to make a third straight return. So what does the return of old head coach, Mike Brown have to do with LeBron James? Well many think this is the first step for a possible LeBron James return to Cleveland after next season when he can opt out of his current deal with the Miami Heat. According to Jan Hubbard of Sheridan Hoops: But now Brown has been brought back to Cleveland and there was rampant speculation that one reason would be his attractiveness to – pause to roll your eyes here – LeBron James, who can opt out of his Miami contract after next season. But that’s where the other part of the déjà vu occurs. It wouldn’t qualify as history repeating itself – perhaps more like history parodying itself. When Phil Jackson left the Lakers for the first time in 2004, he said it was partially because his relationship with Bryant had become so fractured that he had to seek psychological help. Jackson, however, recharged in only a year and returned to the Lakers – and perhaps to his regular therapist, although we don’t know that for sure – and embraced the challenge of coaching Bryant again. And that’s where the more subtle sense of déjà vu surfaced. Brown was fired and rehired; Jackson retired and returned. And in each case, it was primarily because of a great player. We have, indeed, all been here before. If we are to believe the popular theories, Brown was not attractive to James three years ago but might be next summer, when James can be a free agent.       The post Mike Brown rehired to lure LeBron James back to Cleveland? appeared first on Pass The Pill - Kings of Hoops.
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