The Associated press has just confirmed that the Cleveland Cavaliers have fired head coach Mike Brown after four seasons at the helm. This comes as no surprise after he has failed to deliver a championship to the city of Cleveland and owner Dan Gilbert. The Cavs mailed it in against the Celtics during the conference semi-finals amid controversy between LeBron James and teammate Delonte West. Last season, had it not been for some late game heroics by LeBron in game one of the eastern conference finals, the Cavs would have gotten swept by the Orlando Magic. For the past two seasons the Cavs have had the best regular seaon record in the league, but there lack of a bench and the “let’s all stand around and watch LeBron play” attitude has been exposed in the post season. Mike Brown was named Coach of the Year in 2009, but that seems so far away.
The next big question is; who will be the next head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers and how will this decision effect King James in free agency? Of course you will here some of the same old names being thrown around like Larry Brown, Doug Collins and Byron Scott, but also look for some news guys to enter the discussion. Celtics assistant Tom Thibodeau and ABC commentator Mark Jackson are just a few that come to mind. Good luck Dan Gilbert, the pressure is on.
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