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Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Age / DOB:  (46) / 3/5/1970

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Mike Brown plans on taking the 2014-15 season off before pursuing any head coaching opportunities, according to Marc Spears of Yahoo.
Brown was fired after a disappointing 33-49 season in his second go-round as the Cavs head coach and faces a coaching landscape with few vacancies at the moment. There is the possibility that jobs will open up, but he hasn't been connected to the Knicks as of yet and the odds of him returning to the Lakers are about as good as the odds of Dwight Howard demanding a trade to Detroit to be reunited with Stan Van Gundy. Thu, May 15, 2014 09:25:00 AM

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Mike Brown was fired as the head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday.

Brown was in his second stint as head coach of the Cavaliers, but was let go after his first full season. The Cavaliers were a disappointing 33-49 this season, only good enough for 10th in a weak Eastern Conference. This is the third firing of Brown since 2010, and it seems unlikely he will get another head coaching gig for next season. The Cavaliers also announced on Monday they have hired David Griffin to be the team's general manager.
Mon, May 12, 2014 03:27:00 PM

Cavaliers coach Mike Brown questioned his team's resolve after Sunday's 44-point loss in Sacramento.

Facing an enormous deficit, the Cavs seemed resigned to defeat throughout the second half. "How did we react when we were down?" Brown asked. "Did we fight or not? We didn't fight. That's disappointing. Hopefully it doesn't happen again, but I don’t know. I'm not sure with this team yet." Luol Deng has taken over the Cavs' disputed SF position and their 13-24 record could inspire further changes from Brown, but in the final analysis he doesn't have much flexibility with Cleveland's roster.
Mon, Jan 13, 2014 01:44:00 AM

The Cavs hired Bernie Bickerstaff to complete Mike Brown's coaching staff.

Bickerstaff has been all over the league, including serving as interim coach of the Lakers after Brown was fired and before the team hired Mike D'Antoni. Bickerstaff will be joined on the staff by Jamahl Mosley, Jim Boylan, Igor Kokoskov, Phil Handy and former Cav Vitaly Potapenko.
Sat, Jun 29, 2013 11:44:00 AM

The NBA says no trades were submitted before the 2 p.m. ET deadline meaning tonight's draft order is set.

This just means no team can pre-emptively move up or back in the draft. However, teams can still shop the selection, pick for other teams and execute trades with players' rights after the pick is officially registered. With all the rumors flying and the uncertainty surrounding the top five picks, it stands to be a wild first round.
Thu, Jun 27, 2013 02:50:00 PM

The Cavs still prefer to trade the No. 1 overall pick and will continue to shop it even if they're forced to use the choice, according to ESPN's Chad Ford.

It's no secret the Cavs want to get out from the top spot, but GM Chris Grant's asking price is reportedly too high for any team to bite. Ford reports the Cavs would like a young veteran and a 2014 lottery pick, which Ford reports is nearly impossible to get at this point. It wouldn't be the first time a team traded a No. 1 pick after using it, but it remains to be seen what the market would be. The Cavs continue to be linked to big men Alex Len and Nerlens Noel, but it's worth noting that Cavs owner Dan Gilbert is reportedly very high on Victor Oladipo.
Thu, Jun 27, 2013 10:49:00 AM

The Cavs are pushing to acquire the No. 13 overall pick from the Mavericks in order to select Sergey Karasev, league sources tell Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski.

According to Wojnarowski, the Cavs believe they have to get ahead of the Bucks at No. 15 and may need to jump higher to ensure Karasev is available. The Russian-born swingman recently returned to Russia, which fueled speculation he had a first-round promise from at least one team. If Wojnarowski's report is true, he may have a promise from multiple teams. As always with pre-draft rumors, make sure to read everything with a large grain of salt.
Wed, Jun 26, 2013 03:27:00 PM

The Cavs are still aggressively shopping the No. 1 overall pick but appear likely to keep it after "overvaluing" the selection, according to Sports Illustrated's Chris Mannix.

In late May, Mannix reported the Cavs were seeking a scoring forward in any deal for the top selection. There were rumblings of an attempt to pry Kevin Love away from Minnesota, but it would clearly take more than the top selection in this draft to get one of the best forwards in the game. If the Cavs keep the pick, sources tell Mannix that Kentucky big man Nerlens Noel still looks like the pick despite recent rumblings to the contrary.
Wed, Jun 19, 2013 07:06:00 PM

The Cavs are looking for a scoring forward in any deal for the No. 1 pick in June's draft, according to's Chris Mannix.

That's not much of a surprise considering the Cavs didn't get any offense from their small forward this season. Also, big men Tristan Thompson and Tyler Zeller each have fairly limited offensive games at this point in their career. reported the Cavs would trade the top pick in exchange for Kevin Love, but we're skeptical for a couple reasons. For one, multiple reports have Love off the market since David Kahn was fired as general manager. Flip Saunders has been cozying up to Love in hopes of convincing him to sign a contract extension with Minnesota. Also, it's unclear what interest Saunders would have in the No. 1 pick in what's widely considered a very weak draft without any sure-thing franchise players.
Wed, May 29, 2013 03:34:00 PM

Cavs general manager Chris Grant said he's open to trading the No. 1 pick in June's draft.

It's been 20 years since the last time the No. 1 overall choice was dealt, but it might be Cleveland's best option in a draft lacking any sure-fire franchise players. At the very least, it's in Grant's best interest to at least create the illusion the pick is available and hopefully create a marketplace for it. Nerlens Noel and Kansas SG Ben McLemore are currently the two players most likely to be drafted with the top choice.
Wed, May 22, 2013 03:17:00 PM

Phil Handy will join Mike Brown's staff with the Cavs, sources told Yahoo! Sports.

Handy was the player development coach for the Lakers, but he'll re-join Mike Brown now that the head coach is back in Cleveland.
Wed, May 22, 2013 01:48:00 PM

The Cavaliers got some luck in the NBA lottery and will have the No. 1 pick in this year's Draft.

The Magic, who had the best odds at landing No. 1, fell to No. 2, with the Wizards moving all the way up to the No. 3 pick despite having the eighth best odds of doing so. The rest of the lottery is as follows: 4. Charlotte, 5. Phoenix, 6. New Orleans Pelicans, 7. Sacramento, 8. Detroit, 9. Minnesota, 10. Portland, 11. Philadelphia, 12. Oklahoma City (via Toronto), 13. Dallas, 14. Utah. Big man Nerlens Noel is a favorite to be the No. 1 pick and would fit in with the Cavaliers, while Kansas SG Ben McLemore is also a possibility to be taken with the No. 1 pick. It also would not be surprising to see the Cavs move the pick if they can get what they want for it. The latest Rotoworld NBA Mock Draft will be updated early on Wednesday.
Tue, May 21, 2013 08:58:00 PM

The Cavs have asked the Lakers for permission to interview Los Angeles assistant coach Phil Handy for a position on Mike Brown's staff.

Handy was a part of Brown's staff in L.A., so it's not exactly surprising Brown would reach out to him as he attempts to fill out his bench in Cleveland. According the Cleveland Plain-Dealer, Handy is the first person to interview for a position on Brown's second coaching staff in Cleveland.
Sat, May 11, 2013 09:57:00 AM

Cavs officially hire Mike Brown as their new head coach, replacing Byron Scott.

Brown will receive a five-year contract worth around $20 million to return to Cleveland. "I am more than excited about Mike Brown's return to the Cleveland Cavaliers," Dan Gilbert said. The press release was not written in Comic Sans, so this is really happening.
Wed, Apr 24, 2013 09:21:00 AM

A source tells the Akron Beacon Journal that the Cavs and coach Mike Brown have a handshake agreement on a five-year contract in place.

Yes, this is the same Mike Brown that was fired by the Cavs in May of 2010 after five seasons at the helm. He'll now return to Cleveland under much different circumstances. LeBron James is gone and the Cavs are in the midst of a rebuilding project that has been thwarted by injuries over the last few seasons. He does have an intriguing core to work with in superstar Kyrie Irving, a rehabbing Anderson Varejao, a 21-year-old scorer in Dion Waiters and substantial cap space. The only other coach the Cavs reached out to was Phil Jackson, who predictably said he wasn't interested. Brown will reportedly receive a staggering $20 million-plus in the deal.
Tue, Apr 23, 2013 03:15:00 PM

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