Mike Brown Meeting With Cavs Owner Dan Gilbert About Coaching Opening
CLEVELAND (92.3 The Fan) – The Cavs continue to show they are set on moving quickly to try and fill their now head coaching vacancy, as tonight owner Dan Gilbert is meeting with former Cavs coach Mike Brown about a comeback to the team.
The former Lakers coach was reported to be moving back to the area a few weeks back, then a day after the season the Cavs fired coach Byron Scott, setting up what seems like a fit for the former Cavs coach from 2005 to 2010.
Brown won 314 games with the Cavs, including going 42-29 in the postseason, and a trip to the NBA Finals in 2007 in which the team lost a 4-0 series to the Spurs.
He was also the NBA Coach of the Year in 2009, another notch on his resume. He is a defensive coach first, something the Cavs sorely lacked during yet another bad season this past year.
Brown was fired by the Lakers just five games into the 2013 campaign. He was supposed to have a “super” team with Dwight Howard and Kobe Bryant, but after a lot of public issues with stars on the team and a slow star, the club fired him and put Mike D’Antoni in his spot.
Former Cavs assistant and current Golden State assistant Mike Malone is another name that could be up for the Cavs coaching job if Brown doesn’t come back.
Former Lakers and current Pacers assistant Brian Shaw, Phil Jackson, and Miami assistant David Fizdale are all names that have also been mentioned, but Brown’s name seems to be the front-runner – by far.