Kyrie Irving Was Not Consulted on Cleveland Cavaliers Firing Mike Brown

May 13th, 2014 by Grant Hughes Leave a reply »

The ax fell on Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Mike Brown (again), and newly installed general manager David Griffin would like you to know that Kyrie Irving wasn't the one who swung it.

Per Mary Scmitt Boyer of Cleveland's The Plain Dealer, Griffin said:

Any—any—insinuation that Kyrie had anything to do with this decision is patently false. It's unfair. He was not counseled on this decision, nor was he counseled on the previous coaching decision. It's a completely unfair assertion and one that I want everyone to understand very clearly. That is not a narrative that we are going to go with.

On the one hand, Griffin is doing Irving a favor by publicly distancing him from blame. No player wants a coach-killer label under any circumstances, and Irving may appreciate the front office taking the heat for a fairly rash decision.

Remember, Brown signed a five-year deal with the Cavs last year and will collect the remaining $12 million he's owed from his couch. Paying Brown not to coach the Cavaliers is bad enough, but it's worse when everybody questioned the wisdom of bringing him back for ...

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