Mike Brown Reportedly Frontrunner for Cavs’ Coaching Job

by April 20, 2013

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.”