Enough Is Enough: Why the Cleveland Cavaliers Should Fire Mike Brown

May 13th, 2010 by Beckley Mason Leave a reply »

As the Cleveland Cavaliers head coach, Mike Brown has won an average of 54 games per year. In the last two seasons, the Cavs have won 66 and 61 games, respectively. He was at the helm when Cleveland reached the NBA finals in 2007, and has a career 60 percent winning percentage in the playoffs.

But if Cleveland ever wants to win a title, they need to get Brown out of town, and fast.

It’s too simplistic to say that Brown’s success is due solely to his having the best player in the NBA for the past four years. LeBron is awesome, but he can’t guard everyone and Brown’s Cleveland clubs have consistently been at the top of the league in defensive field goal percentage and points allowed.

Brown is, in fact, an excellent defensive coach. He absorbed Greg Popovich’s defensive rotation schemes and has implemented them to great effect in Cleveland. Afte ...

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