Mike Brown Fired!
Should they find a coach to make lebron stay or should they focus on trying 2 sign lebron/ free agency?
its time for mike brown to go..he's been riding on lebron's coatail for years...brown did a poor job of managing players minutes,had a bad offense and didn't use matchups correctly and he's an overrated defensive coach..
cleveland guards are horrible shoulda lost anyway dont blame th coach
The Cavs were one of the best defensive teams in the NBA every single season under Mike Brown, so how is he an overrated defensive coach? He learned from one of the best defensive coaches in the league in Greg Popovich. While he was an assistant with the Pacers for two seasons, we were one of the best defensive teams in the league. And he was great with the players. They all loved him.
I do think it was time for Brown to go. He'd taken the Cavs as far as he could. This was Brown's first coaching job though. He clearly needs to improve his knowledge of offensive sets and also get better at managing a rotation, etc. The man is only 40 years old though. I don't think he'll be out of a job for long.
Maybe it wasn't Mike Brown, Varejao is a good "defensive" player, along with Parker, West, James, Moon, Shaq.
Brown isn't much of a defensive coach, it just helps to have many defensive players.
We're not just talking about this season though. We can go back to Mike Brown's first year in Cleveland, which was 2005-2006. The Cavs were a top ten defensive team, while not having any great defensive players. Eric Snow was decent, but was old. Varejao was just a rookie.
Brown has had the Cavs in the top ten defensively, sometimes even the top five, every season.
Brown is a GREAT defensive coach. Majority of these Cavs teams haven't had any great defensive players, but they've consistently been one of the top defensive teams in the NBA. You also have to give him some credit for LeBron's development as a defensive player.
Brown won't be unemployed for too long.
We can add him to the list of coaches who won coach of the year and was fired the following year
My biggest issue was the Cleveland offense seemed too predicated on isolations for Lebron.
One of those coach of the year curses... But on Mike Brown being fired, it's about time!
Mike Brown is a really good coach. The only way this firing makes sense is if they can pull in a Pat Riley or Phil Jackson. I agree they may not be able to win with Mike Brown, but there isn't like there is a lot of guys they could bring in to make it an upgrade.
Think about when the Bulls fired Scott Skiles. Scott Skiles is a great coach (he's coached a lot of teams with mediocre talent and taken them to the playoffs and deep, like Bucks and Bulls., but they replaced him with Vinny Del Negro. That made no sense at all. The Cavs are ok in firing Brown, but everything depends on who they replace him with. You can't replace him with just anybody, it has to be a clear-cut upgrade. As it looks, there's not too many of those around.
You want Lebron to stay they have to get a PROVEN coach and winner. Phil Jackson, Pat Riley, come and win some titles with Lebron like you did with MJ and Magic. One of these coaches with Lebron and we could have a similar string of championships like the guys I mentioned above. Hall of Fame players with Hall of Fame coaches = winning big.
Just being a good defensive coach doesn't get it done and where was the defense in the last 2 years against the Magic and Celtics. He's awful when it comes to offensive game planning.