On Tuesday, the Cleveland Cavaliers fired head coach Mike Brown after just one year in his second stint as Cavs head coach. While there had some some speculation as to if Brown would return next season, the move was a surprise. It makes some sense, however, as the Cavaliers with a record of 33-49 this season. About a year ago, Cavaliers majority owner Dan Gilbert declared at the draft lottery that the Cavaliers would not be back at the event next and that obviously will not be the case, as the Cavs’ finished with the league’s ninth worst record. Brown’s firing, coupled with Griffin’s hiring, marks (another) new era in Cavaliers basketball. Thus, however becomes the head coach will also inherit one of the league’s youngest rosters. It also is interesting to note that that Kyrie Irving will be on his third coach heading into his fourth NBA season.
To sum it up: The 2013-2014 Cavaliers did not meet the expectations set for them and failed to make the playoffs despite playing in a pitiful Eastern Conference. As a result, the Cavaliers will be looking for their third head coach in three seasons. Below, Right Down Euclid editor Chris Manning and RDE Senior Writer Trevor Magnotti discuss each topic related to Brown’s departure. They include:
- An instant reaction to Brown’s firing
- An instant reaction to Griffin having his ‘acting GM’ label removed
- Possible heading coaching candidates for the Cavaliers, including team legend Mark Price and former Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson
You can listen to Tuesday’s non-Mike Brown here. Stay tuned to RDE as we learn more about the coach hiring process and who ultimately will replace Brown on the bench for next season