The Cleveland Cavaliers have fired head coach Mike Brown, two league sources told SI.com.
Brown, who won the NBA's Coach of the Year Award last year, compiled a 272-138 record in five seasons leading the Cavaliers. He also led the team to the playoffs in each of those seasons, including a Finals apperance in 2007.
Cleveland's inability to return to the championship round in the last two years, especially after nabbing the league's best record in both seasons, drew criticism of Brown's ability to manage his team and winning rotations.
A source also told SI.com that GM Danny Ferry, who does not have a contract for next season, is still with the team for the forseeable future.
Last edited by HiltonMagic; 05-14-2010 at 02:00 PM.
Probably making a run for Phil Jackson in an attempt to keep LeBron around. What I hear on the radio is if the Cavs lose LeBron, the team's market value will decrease by ~$100 million.
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I am kind of surprised that this happened considering that he took the cavs to the finals in 2007 (well maybe it was LeBron) but he was a good coach and will find another job quickly. He just didn't get it done in crunch time.
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