Saturday, April 20th, 2013 at 2:09 pm  |  10 responses

Mike Brown Reportedly Frontrunner for Cavs’ Coaching Job

Mike Brown has quickly emerged as the frontrunner for the Cavs’ coaching job, two NBA insiders told the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Brown said he’s all ears, but he’s in no rush to return to coaching: “Former Cavaliers coach Mike Brown has emerged as the leading contender to replace the fired Byron Scott, two longtime NBA insiders told The Plain Dealer on Friday, and the team may move quickly to hire him. Neither Brown nor Cavs General Manager Chris Grant could be reached for comment. Calls to Brown’s agent, Warren LeGarie, were not returned on Friday. Brown, fired by the Lakers five games into this season, told The Plain Dealer on Thursday night that he had not yet been contacted by the team but would listen if they called. He and his family had decided to return to the Cleveland area before the Cavaliers job became available. Though the team wants to be thorough in its search, timing could be an issue as Scott’s firing on Thursday was the first of many expected in the league. Detroit also fired Lawrence Frank and Philadelphia’s Doug Collins stepped down. More vacancies are expected, though Brown told The Plain Dealer he was in no rush to return to coaching. The Lakers still owe him about $8 million.”

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  • Conor

    Why do people say Brown was fired after five games? He coached the Lakers for 86 games and progressively worsened. Completely understandable.

    He’s a perfect developmental coach, though. Which is what Cleveland needs (that, and health. Their record since 2011 does not reflect the quality of their players, only the devastation of their injuries).

  • TV63

    No No NO Why do you think Lebron left?????

  • http://twitter.com/NYCKING BIG ED

    Mistake to bring him back. Cavs need to bring in the hot assistant coach and not some retread coach. Brian Shaw or David Fizdale would be someone I look at.

  • http://www.rich-imaging.com/ Dutch Rich

    Eddie Jordan could have made some impact with that team, unfortunately he took the Rutgers job.

  • The Mauve Avenger

    Because he wasn’t surrounded by sufficient talent to win a ring?

  • Ugh

    And his coach had no offensive sets whatsoever?

  • http://www.facebook.com/rorodabluman Roy Blumenfeld

    He’s one of the worst offensive coaches in the league. The fact he always had such stacked rosters makes it less apparent. But his teams play good defense, which is important. I’m still not sure why they’d hire him again. Seems like going backwards to me.

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    not a bad choice either

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  • TV63

    And Mike Brown had absolutely no responsibilty with helping Lebron get his other team players to play better offense.? C’mon Brown lacks on offense. Everyone smokin weed on the yellow brick road knows that!