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fairandbalanced
05-14-2010, 01:38 PM
Two league sources say the Cavaliers will announce that Mike Brown has been fired on Friday, according to a report from Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated.




http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/basketball/nba/05/14/brown/index.html?eref=BrkNews


Let the blame game begin.

tangent12
05-14-2010, 01:40 PM
Good news, the Cavaliers active in the pursuit of Lebron.

GoatMilk
05-14-2010, 01:40 PM
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/basketball/nba/05/14/brown/index.html?eref=BrkNews


lol
i was wondering yesterday, who gets the ax first?
Woodson or Brown?
(i guess Woodson wasn't technically FIRED, but you catch my drift)

happened almost simultaneously

Toenail Clipper
05-14-2010, 01:40 PM
no more job for him. LMFAO

*Superman*
05-14-2010, 01:41 PM
Peace out with you lame postgame conferences.

clutchski
05-14-2010, 01:43 PM
lol the NBA Coach of the Year Curse strikes again!!

fairandbalanced
05-14-2010, 01:44 PM
Update: Another website calls the firing a "conflicting report" stay tuned.

GoatMilk
05-14-2010, 01:44 PM
im going to miss Al Roker standing on the sidelines with his hands on his hips and mouth wide open

abe_froman
05-14-2010, 01:47 PM
im going to miss Al Roker standing on the sidelines with his hands on his hips and mouth wide open

:laugh:

ManRam
05-14-2010, 01:48 PM
If he ever gets another head coaching gig...well...he won't so it doesn't matter.

MJ-BULLS
05-14-2010, 01:49 PM
No surprise at all.

Fireworld
05-14-2010, 01:50 PM
I think it's his fault more then James. He should have stuck with what worked in the regular season in starting JJ. Would have matched up better.

Teeboy1487
05-14-2010, 01:52 PM
Just saw it on Sports Center. This might have legs.

iggypop123
05-14-2010, 01:53 PM
COTY=unemployment. heck espn has 2 on their payroll

Raph12
05-14-2010, 01:56 PM
After his comment on Mo's dunk (babbling like an idiot), he deserved to be fired.

Carey
05-14-2010, 01:59 PM
They're offense was pretty bad and D was inconsistent. Jamison was basically thrown in the fire from day 1, its the coaches job to put the players in position to be effective and LBJ isolated jab stepping for 8 seconds of the clock is not gonna cut it. Hopefully they get a guy who brings a creative offensive attack. For one i could never understand why they never used LBJ in the post.

twoearl
05-14-2010, 02:02 PM
They're offense was pretty bad and D was inconsistent. Jamison was basically thrown in the fire from day 1, its the coaches job to put the players in position to be effective and LBJ isolated jab stepping for 8 seconds of the clock is not gonna cut it. Hopefully they get a guy who brings a creative offensive attack. For one i could never understand why they never used LBJ in the post.

Jamison was left open for numerous open 3 last night and bricked them all.

Raidaz4Life
05-14-2010, 02:03 PM
Maybe Woodson and Brown can start their own clueless coaching show called Mike & Mike

beasted86
05-14-2010, 02:04 PM
For one i could never understand why they never used LBJ in the post.

Because LeBron isn't a post player. People keep talking about this when it's pretty clear he's not comfortable or fluid working with his back to the basket in the post. He has a long way ahead of him before he's like Kobe or Pierce who have great moves and touch in this area of the game, and can make it a consistent play in the offense.

tdunk21
05-14-2010, 02:05 PM
should have fired him last season....

SAM I AM
05-14-2010, 02:06 PM
wow this may be a recored!

Carey
05-14-2010, 02:08 PM
Jamison was left open for numerous open 3 last night and bricked them all.

Thats the case when your not in any flow offensively, you have to do things to get ur players going, not give the ball to Lebron and wait for the defense to collaspe and kick it out. Thats part of offense but that cant be the substance of it or when you play good defensive teams then the result they got last night will continue to be the result.

mikantsass
05-14-2010, 02:09 PM
Maybe Woodson and Brown can start their own clueless coaching show called Mike & Mike

Great post....

But regarding Mike Brown, he is terrible. I would be shocked if another team hires him.

Carey
05-14-2010, 02:10 PM
Because LeBron isn't a post player. People keep talking about this when it's pretty clear he's not comfortable or fluid working with his back to the basket in the post. He has a long way ahead of him before he's like Kobe or Pierce who have great moves and touch in this area of the game, and can make it a consistent play in the offense.

I agree, but repetition develops that, he has to add that and a better mid range game.

masalex1205
05-14-2010, 02:11 PM
You know, ever since Brown's first season I couldn't believe the decisions he made. Can't believe he got COY last year, just shows you how BS and based purely on record it is

jetsfan28
05-14-2010, 02:13 PM
I think I would have fired him during the game last night, good for them showing more restraint

zadora5
05-14-2010, 02:13 PM
hey don't burn him i really like this guy he need's to be an assistant for the heat

zadora5
05-14-2010, 02:14 PM
well after we grab lebron

THE_G.O.A.T.
05-14-2010, 02:14 PM
Terrible coach, should have been fired last year. LeBron makes it more difficult to notice how bad of a coach he was.

SDBearsFan
05-14-2010, 02:16 PM
You know who should be the Cavs new coach? Good ol' Vinny Del Negro, that's who!

nunofwhat
05-14-2010, 02:18 PM
He looked like a California raisin

AI4MVP
05-14-2010, 02:19 PM
great. i dont know why anyone ever thought he was a good coach

akay47
05-14-2010, 02:19 PM
Byron Scott should be in the running for the Cavs, maybe Vinny or John Calipari hahaha

beasted86
05-14-2010, 02:21 PM
He looked like a California raisin

Black version of Wally from Dilbert

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/d7/Wally_Dilbert.jpg

Sadds The Gr8
05-14-2010, 02:22 PM
After his comment on Mo's dunk (babbling like an idiot), he deserved to be fired.

LOL i know what a loser. He sounded like such a ****** with his stupid *** laughing. Good for him, he's a real crapass coach.

DMasta718
05-14-2010, 02:28 PM
This definitely had to happen.

Mile High Champ
05-14-2010, 03:25 PM
The Cleveland Cavaliers are keeping coach Mike Brown -- for now.

Team owner Dan Gilbert refuted an SI.com report Friday that Brown had been fired.

"That's not true," he said during a news conference. "We are right now just going through the evaluation process."

He said the team expects to have answers in the next week to 10 days.

"I don't think it's a secret coaching is one of the things we'll look at," Gilbert said.

Brown was the league's coach of the year last season when the Cavs won 66 games. Cleveland lost to Orlando in the conference finals, however, and it was assumed Brown would have to get the team closer to a championship to keep his job.

Instead, the Cavs regressed. They were badly outplayed by the Celtics, who won the last two games played in Cleveland by a combined 50 points. But Gilbert insisted the team didn't quit against Boston..

http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=5189101

RadiantShot
05-14-2010, 03:28 PM
LMFAO. Bye, bye, Brown!

Bye, Lebron!
Bye, Shaq!
Bye, Mo!
Bye, Errbody!

PrettyBoyJ
05-14-2010, 03:39 PM
Thts a good start for clevland if they have any chance of luring LBJ back on the court.. Next is aggressively getting him some good help not tht average **** he had before

Caps1989
05-14-2010, 03:47 PM
Jamison was left open for numerous open 3 last night and bricked them all.

Jamison doesnt hit big shots, hardly ever. Watched a lot of Wizards games over the years and he wasnt very consistant down the stretch for most of his tenure there.

macc
05-14-2010, 03:52 PM
Coach of the year to fired. Thats why you want to take the Jerry Sloan route. Competitive every year but never expected to win it all, so then when he finally loses he did about what he was expected to do. Got to the playoffs and competed. Kept his job.... :)

Kingz4L
05-14-2010, 03:53 PM
LMFAO. Bye, bye, Brown!

Bye, Lebron!
Bye, Shaq!
Bye, Mo!
Bye, Errbody!

forgot 1 more thing...good bye Cleveland....if he leaves that franchise, it will get sold it amazes me how 1 guy can make a 250mil franchise worth 475mil now...time to move the cavs to seattle

SaimoNETS
05-14-2010, 03:55 PM
No surprise at all.

Awesome sig. :)

bomber0104
05-14-2010, 04:32 PM
According to SI.com
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/basketball/nba/05/14/brown/index.html?eref=sihp

cmellofan15
05-14-2010, 04:36 PM
seems like it was inevitable

97NYer
05-14-2010, 04:37 PM
Leads the team to the best record in the NBA...then is fired.

cubfan23
05-14-2010, 04:38 PM
according to ESPN.com it says the owner of the Cavs say they are sticking with him as coach.

SA5195
05-14-2010, 04:39 PM
The Cleveland Cavaliers are keeping coach Mike Brown -- for now.



Team owner Dan Gilbert refuted a report Friday that Brown had been fired.

"That's not true," he said during a news conference. "We are right now just going through the evaluation process."

He said the team expects to have answers in the next week to 10 days.

"I don't think it's a secret coaching is one of the things we'll look at," Gilbert said.



http://www.nba.com/2010/news/05/14/cavs.brown.future.ap/index.html?ls=iref:nbahpt2

thedfactor
05-14-2010, 04:41 PM
Not shocked, he was riding Lebron

cmellofan15
05-14-2010, 04:43 PM
Leads the team to the best record in the NBA...then is fired.

he didn't lead **** but a LeBron fan club.

SF25
05-14-2010, 04:46 PM
Not shocked, he was riding Lebron

Have to agree with this. I never thought Brown was that great of a coach. He's good defensively but he's kind of ****** at coaching the offensive side of the ball. He was basically giving the ball to LeBron and hoping he could run the offense instead.

igPay atinLay
05-14-2010, 04:49 PM
I think he will be fired in the next few days but according to ESPN and the Owners of the Cavs no decision has been made and the are evaluating now.

Thatruth32
05-14-2010, 04:53 PM
i think they will keep him going to be hard nuff to repalce bron do u really want to go through a coaching change as well?

SteveNash
05-14-2010, 04:54 PM
Leads the team to the best record in the NBA...then is fired.

It's called being a black coach.

tredigs
05-14-2010, 05:09 PM
It's called being a black coach.

It's called a franchise in dire need of leadership out of a head coach, and they don't have it. Black coach? Really? There's plenty of black coaches right now and throughout league history. Hell, the all times wins leader of coaching is black. Try not to be a clown, for once.

SteveNash
05-14-2010, 05:13 PM
It's called a franchise in dire need of leadership out of a head coach, and they don't have it. Black coach? Really? There's plenty of black coaches right now and throughout league history. Hell, the all times wins leader of coaching is black. Try not to be a clown, for once.

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/03/22/sports/basketball/22coaches.html?_r=1

Guess who's wrong?

HesterTrain
05-14-2010, 05:16 PM
It's called being a black coach.

that's irrelevant.

Cubs Win
05-14-2010, 05:17 PM
http://www.nytimes.com/2005/03/22/sports/basketball/22coaches.html?_r=1

Guess who's wrong?

You're right, that article clearly states Mike Brown will be fired because he is black. :facepalm:

SteveNash
05-14-2010, 05:24 PM
You're right, that article clearly states Mike Brown will be fired because he is black. :facepalm:

No the article states that white coaches last nearly 50% longer than black coaches.

"Winning black coaches have been replaced sooner than winning white coaches on average, and experienced black coaches have served shorter tenures than experienced white coaches."

Cubs Win
05-14-2010, 05:29 PM
No the article states that white coaches last nearly 50% longer than black coaches.

"Winning black coaches have been replaced sooner than winning white coaches on average, and experienced black coaches have served shorter tenures than experienced white coaches."

That does not at all show that Mike Brown is being fired because he is black. According to what you're saying, he would have been fired soon anyway, even if he won 3 straight championships. The fact is, his teams have failed to get the job done in the playoffs when the ultimate goal is on the line. If you are given the tools to succeed (win a championship) but year after year you don't win the championship, eventually you will be fired. I thought that was self-explanatory.

tredigs
05-14-2010, 05:31 PM
No the article states that white coaches last nearly 50% longer than black coaches.

"Winning black coaches have been replaced sooner than winning white coaches on average, and experienced black coaches have served shorter tenures than experienced white coaches."

For a lot of reasons, that's a completely irrelevant point. In no way should Mike Brown keep his job, and if the reason that you'd be reticent to fire him and keep your franchise at risk of not maximizing the potential of your once in a lifetime talent because you didn't want to fire the "black coach", you'd be a fool.

He is, by all accounts, a poor coach. I don't care if he's green, the guy needs to get axed.

sep11ie
05-14-2010, 05:41 PM
No the article states that white coaches last nearly 50% longer than black coaches.

"Winning black coaches have been replaced sooner than winning white coaches on average, and experienced black coaches have served shorter tenures than experienced white coaches."

Maybe black coaches just show up late to work too much.

AntwanN21
05-14-2010, 05:42 PM
Sam Mitchell wins coach of the year and then is fired
Mike Brown wins coach of the year and then is fired

wow kind of makes u think twice