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Fox Sports Ohio:
When the Cavaliers fired Byron Scott on Thursday, it took them mere moments to put together a list of potential replacements.
Team insiders say the Cavs want to move quickly on putting someone in place, and this past weekend supports such a theory.
According to multiple sources and reports, Cavs owner Dan Gilbert met with Mike Brown on Sunday, gauging Browns interest on a possible return to the organization.
Brown coached the Cavs from 2005-10, but was fired shortly before LeBron James made a decision to leave for Miami via free agency.
Also, as reported first by FOX Sports Ohio, the Cavs have contacted 11-time NBA champion Phil Jackson.
Each Brown and Jackson last coached the Los Angeles Lakers -- with Brown getting fired just five games into this season. Jackson has been retired since the 2010-11 season, when the Lakers were swept from the playoffs by eventual champion Dallas.
Brown boasts a career record of 314-167, as well as 66- and 61-win seasons during his time with the Cavs. He was named NBA Coach of the Year in 2008-09.
Meanwhile, Jackson won six titles with Chicago and another five with the Lakers. He has let people know hes interested in returning to the NBA.
However, Jackson recently told SheridanHoops.com he doesnt plan on coaching again, and speculation persists hed prefer an executive role.
Still, teams arent ruling out the idea that Jackson will return as a coach, or in a dual role as a front-office exec and coach.
Interestingly, Jackson interviewed via phone with the Cavs in 2005 -- or not long before the team hired Brown. The same scenario could play out again eight years later.
Other teams are said to be interested in both candidates, with Atlanta being mentioned most. The Hawks are run by former Cavs general manager Danny Ferry.
Brown and Ferry remain close from their time in Cleveland, and while the Hawks are currently playing Indiana in the playoffs, all signs point to Ferry gutting the team this summer. The contract of coach Larry Drew is expiring and a number of players are entering free agency.
Also, the ownership group thats trying to buy the Sacramento Kings and relocate them to Seattle is said to be highly interested in Jackson. If the move is successful, sources said, Jackson will be offered a position in the front office.
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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...
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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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 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...
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...
Phil Jackson is contemplating a return the sidelines, and he would absolutely listen if he received a call from the Cavaliers, a source close to Jackson told FOX Sports Ohio.
Jackson won 11 championships as coach of the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers, but retired following the 2010-11 season. Recent reports indicated he is looking to get back into coaching -- something the...
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...
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.
Former Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson has taken to Twitter and has given the public some pretty insightful and also quite random tweets.
Today hasn't been any different. Jackson took to Twitter to give a friendly jab to one of his former players, Pau Gasol. Gasol tweeted about his last practice before the playoffs started and Jackson held nothing back from poking fun...
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...