Cleveland Cavs: 5 Reasons Firing Mike Brown Was a Mistake for the Team

January 27th, 2011 by Bob Evans Leave a reply »
On May 24, 2010, the Cleveland Cavaliers fired head coach Mike Brown.

This move was likely in an attempt to show former Cavalier superstar LeBron James that the team was willing to make changes in order to make him happy.

It was well-known throughout the league that James and Mike Brown didn't see eye-to-eye, and that often led to James disregarding Brown's instructions in time outs and during other important times of a game.

And when your superstar and coach don't see eye-to-eye, normally that means that the coach is the first to go.

So when the Cavaliers gave the franchise's most winning coach his walking papers, it was obvious to the fans and nation that the organization was willing to do whatever it took to keep LeBron James.

A little over a month later, the Cavaliers hired Byron Scott in a move that was supposed to persuade LeBron James to stay here.

I mean, what wasn't there to like?

Scott was a three-time champion as a player with the Los Angeles Lakers, he had led the New Jersey Nets to two consecutive NBA Finals appearances in his first three years as a head coach and he had the approval of one of ...

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