Mike Brown Returns Home to Cleveland Cavaliers
There’s no place like home! Mike Brown got the shaft after LeBron James ditched his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers in 2010 when he took his talents to South Beach to join the Miami Heat, but after a less-than-stellar stint with the Los Angeles Lakers, Brown is back. The Cavaliers signed Brown to a five-year, $20 million deal on Tuesday to coach a team that finished just 24-58 this season.
Seriously, Brown owes LeBron a swift kick to the gut after getting fired in 2010 despite back-to-back 60-win seasons. If it had been any other coach in any other situation, he would have gotten an extension instead of a pink slip. And if LeBron hadn’t left, Brown wouldn’t have been fired. You can bet your sweet tooth on that one.
However, all’s well that ends well; Brown’s family was planning to move back to Cleveland this summer anyway. Brown met with Cavs owner Dan Gilbert and general manager Chris Grant in Detroit (I wonder if there was any LeBron bashing at that little shindig) and they all kissed and made up, so now the non-confrontational coach is home. The best part? He no longer has a King-sized headache with which to deal, although rumors of LeBron returning home as well are heating up and will continue to do so as his pending free agency in 2014 draws near. Stay tuned…
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