Cleveland Cavaliers Considering Phil Jackson, Mike Brown?

November 7, 2012; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Los Angeles Lakers head coach Mike Brown during a game against the Utah Jazz at EnergySolutions Arena. The Jazz defeated the Lakers 95-86. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

After a three season tenure with the Cleveland Cavaliers , Byron Scott was released of his head coaching duties earlier this week. In the coming days, the rumor mill will inevitably be filled with names of potential candidates for the job.

According to, Cavaliers owner, Dan Gilbert, would not be against bringing back the team’s previous coach, Mike Brown. Other than Brown, the team is expected to reach out to the retired legendary coach Phil Jackson.

Despite retiring and indicating he has to plans to continue his head coaching career, Jackson was in the talks for the Los Angeles Lakers job, before Mike D’Antoni was hired by the team. However, if Jackson was to ever coach again, it is highly unlikely he would go to a team in a rebuilding process.

Brown, on the other hand, lost his job earlier this season, as the Lakers decided to part ways with their head coach after only five games into his second season. Brown was initially fired by the Cavaliers a couple of years ago, in an attempt to keep LeBron James in Cleveland. He is still considered to be a very good defensive coach, and could perhaps fit in well with the young core of this Cavs team.

Who do you think the Cavaliers should hire? Let us know in the comments down below.

Stay tuned to KJG as we continue to follow the story.



Topics: Byron Scott, Cleveland Cavaliers, Mike Brown, Phil Jackson

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