The Odd Couple: LeBron James and Geno Auriemma

June 1st, 2010 by G.M. Fitzgerald Leave a reply »

Mike Brown won a lot of basketball games in five years coaching the Cleveland Cavaliers. But the Cavs, despite having the best regular-season record each of the past two years, fell short of winning  the NBA finals.  Names like Duke's Mike Krzyzewski and the Laker's Phil Jackson are being tossed around, but no one is talking about the possibility of the coach of the team the President Obama called "the best team in sports."  

Geno Auriemma's name is not even mentioned in the Cavs head coach search conversation. A coach with 735 wins, an .858 winning percentage, and a 7-time champion is not mentioned as a possibility.  A coach currently on a 70 consecutive win streak can't get an interview.  

It appears that what Mike Brown lacks are Geno's strengths.

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