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IndiansFan337
05-20-2010, 10:38 PM
According to Sam Amico of NBA.com, the Cavaliers are expected to announce the firing of coach Mike Brown "no later than Sunday, possibly as early as Friday."
This seemed inevitable after the Cavaliers' disappointing second-round loss to the Celtics, but we haven't seen the last of Brown. He was named Coach of the Year for 2008-09 and guided his team to a league-best 61-21 record this year. The Cavs' don't have much salary cap flexibility and will need a creative sales pitch to re-sign LeBron James -- now he can basically choose Cleveland's next coach.
Source: Sam Amico via Twitter

IndiansFan337
05-20-2010, 10:38 PM
According to Sam Amico of NBA.com, the Cavaliers are expected to announce the firing of coach Mike Brown "no later than Sunday, possibly as early as Friday."
This seemed inevitable after the Cavaliers' disappointing second-round loss to the Celtics, but we haven't seen the last of Brown. He was named Coach of the Year for 2008-09 and guided his team to a league-best 61-21 record this year. The Cavs' don't have much salary cap flexibility and will need a creative sales pitch to re-sign LeBron James -- now he can basically choose Cleveland's next coach.
Source: Sam Amico via Twitter

clutchski
05-20-2010, 10:44 PM
Let's hope it's tomorrow so he has the weekend off

kvrnm
05-20-2010, 10:44 PM
prolly a good thing

prodigy
05-20-2010, 10:44 PM
To be expected. If they fire him within 7-10 days from their last game they save millions.

IndiansFan337
05-20-2010, 10:56 PM
To be expected. If they fire him within 7-10 days from their last game they save millions.

My brother said something about this to me when I told him about the report 15 minutes ago. I hadn't heard about that before though.

Most contracts are guaranteed....So he must have some sort of option or non-guaranteed contract?

G-legend
05-20-2010, 10:59 PM
I don't really believe he was the right coach for Lebron and the Cavs. Whenever it was crunchtime and the pressure was raised, he seemed even more dumbfounded than usual. He never really seemed effective in utilizing the proper plays required to win, and that probably led to some of the breakdowns during this postseason. They should definetly get a coach who is experienced and can handle big time pressure, as well as draw up more than one play for the team (instead of playing pass to Lebron and watch him do his thing).

IndiansFan337
05-20-2010, 11:03 PM
I don't really believe he was the right coach for Lebron and the Cavs. Whenever it was crunchtime and the pressure was raised, he seemed even more dumbfounded than usual. He never really seemed effective in utilizing the proper plays required to win, and that probably led to some of the breakdowns during this postseason. They should definetly get a coach who is experienced and can handle big time pressure, as well as draw up more than one play for the team (instead of playing pass to Lebron and watch him do his thing).

The problem with that theory is that there are no better options on the open market.

The great, proven coaches get locked up by their teams & don't hit the open market. I don't see Phil Jackson coaching another team besides the Lakers before he retires.

NYKnickFanatic
05-20-2010, 11:06 PM
Let's hope it's tomorrow so he has the weekend off

No idea why, but I found this so funny lol.

td0tsfinest
05-20-2010, 11:14 PM
I'm starting to think the Coach of the Year Award is cursed.

Since 2005, every coach that has won the award has lost their job.

Avery Johnson won in 2006; fired in 2008

Sam Mitchell won in 2007; fired in 2008

Bryon Scott won in 2008; fired in 2009

Mike Brown won in 2009; fired in 2010?

Will young Scottie Brooks fall victim to this curse?

jimbobjarree
05-20-2010, 11:15 PM
coach of the year = kiss of death

poor scotty brooks, his fate has already been decided this time next year

still1ballin
05-20-2010, 11:15 PM
Nioce!

IndiansFan337
05-20-2010, 11:22 PM
COY goes to the team who overachieves the most. Then it seems that management sets their standards too high for that coach to then reach unless he wins it all. And only one team can win it all each season.

IAmKira
05-20-2010, 11:24 PM
I'm starting to think the Coach of the Year Award is cursed.

Since 2005, every coach that has won the award has lost their job.

Avery Johnson won in 2006; fired in 2008

Sam Mitchell won in 2007; fired in 2008

Bryon Scott won in 2008; fired in 2009

Mike Brown won in 2009; fired in 2010?

Will young Scottie Brooks fall victim to this curse?

LOL Nice find :clap:

Kakaroach
05-20-2010, 11:25 PM
coach of the year = kiss of death

poor scotty brooks, his fate has already been decided this time next year Haha pretty much.

Question here is, does this affect LeBron's decision? He liked Brown, so I guess this might be another deciding factor for King James.

clutchski
05-20-2010, 11:35 PM
No idea why, but I found this so funny lol.

lol I found your sig funny :laugh2:

clutchski
05-20-2010, 11:37 PM
I'm starting to think the Coach of the Year Award is cursed.

Since 2005, every coach that has won the award has lost their job.

Avery Johnson won in 2006; fired in 2008

Sam Mitchell won in 2007; fired in 2008

Bryon Scott won in 2008; fired in 2009

Mike Brown won in 2009; fired in 2010?

Will young Scottie Brooks fall victim to this curse?


Haha there's a curse for sure. Scottie Brooks will be axed next year!

clutchski
05-20-2010, 11:39 PM
COY goes to the team who overachieves the most. Then it seems that management sets their standards too high for that coach to then reach unless he wins it all. And only one team can win it all each season.

So do you think OKC overachieved this year? I think they could maintain their W/L record next year..I'd actually be surprised if they didn't.

DMasta718
05-20-2010, 11:53 PM
Being coach of the year now is like being on the cover of Madden.

NYKnickFanatic
05-21-2010, 12:18 AM
lol I found your sig funny :laugh2:

:hi5:

RaptorizedKevin
05-21-2010, 12:26 AM
thank gosh. Mike Brown wasnt doing a great job. i feel bad for anyone who loses their job though.

RaptorizedKevin
05-21-2010, 12:27 AM
bout time. theres another thread like this though,

stawka
05-21-2010, 12:27 AM
Thank God. If the Cavs want to keep LeBron, this is the right way to start things off

abe_froman
05-21-2010, 12:31 AM
shouldnt this have been done a week ago??

HouRealCoach
05-21-2010, 12:31 AM
About damn time!

abe_froman
05-21-2010, 12:38 AM
Haha pretty much.

Question here is, does this affect LeBron's decision? He liked Brown, so I guess this might be another deciding factor for King James.

did he? if he did than mike wouldnt have been fired.

Sadds The Gr8
05-21-2010, 12:42 AM
:laugh2: @ the timespan (fri-sun)

soonabooma
05-21-2010, 02:08 AM
It's no big deal, really. Hey, what can you say? If it wasn't for Lebron James, Mike Brown would have been working at a Taco Bell....that's all. Basing your entire existence on ONE player will eventually get you in trouble when the whole world finds out you're a complete phony. Sorry Mikey. It's all good. I wish him well.

tredigs
05-21-2010, 02:17 AM
:laugh2: @ the timespan (fri-sun)

That's what I was thinking. Reminds me of waiting for the Gas&Electric company. ****ers.

LeBroom
05-21-2010, 02:25 AM
I'm starting to think the Coach of the Year Award is cursed.

Since 2005, every coach that has won the award has lost their job.

Avery Johnson won in 2006; fired in 2008

Sam Mitchell won in 2007; fired in 2008

Bryon Scott won in 2008; fired in 2009

Mike Brown won in 2009; fired in 2010?

Will young Scottie Brooks fall victim to this curse?


You forgot Mike D'antoni :)

dev0
05-21-2010, 02:36 AM
not really a great coach anyways, it was some sort of joke that he won coach of the year

MDfootball36
05-21-2010, 03:25 AM
coach of the year = kiss of death

poor scotty brooks, his fate has already been decided this time next year

:laugh2:

JiffyMix88
05-21-2010, 03:32 AM
Let's hope it's tomorrow so he has the weekend off

:laugh:

DreamShaker
05-21-2010, 04:05 AM
One year late.

DenButsu
05-21-2010, 04:07 AM
One year late.

About the same interval as between now and your last post. :cool:

robdizzle3
05-21-2010, 04:20 AM
He deserves to be axed, because he did no coaching, especially in the playoffs. I know players ultimately play out the decision, but good coach's help. Like Phil, Sloan, Pops and Doc. Those guys know how to motivate their club and draw up the right x's and o's. Im happy this is getting done. While they're at it, they might wanna put Delonte on the block, because either Lebron wont come back for what happened with his mom or Delonte will be killed.

yanks19791024
05-21-2010, 08:52 AM
He needs to be fired

champ101695
05-21-2010, 09:00 AM
he deserves to be fired. Mike Brown sucks worst coach. Great team.

todu82
05-21-2010, 09:01 AM
Never saw Brown as a good fit on that team anyway. They need a coach who has won in the league.

IndiansFan337
05-21-2010, 10:27 AM
So do you think OKC overachieved this year? I think they could maintain their W/L record next year..I'd actually be surprised if they didn't.

Would you be surprised if they didn't take another step forward next season? I wouldn't. Prior to this season, most people in OKC were hoping for them to be around .500 this season & then make a playoff push next season. So they were a year early on that schedule. IMO, that is overachieving. I'm not saying they don't have potential & some potentially great core players. But I see their current squad having a hard time improving from last season unless they can somehow add a post scorer & a good rebounder.

CashMoneyCubby
05-21-2010, 12:38 PM
Pretty sure this future firing is being refuted again. Heard this yesterday and today read that there still hasn't been a decision made about Brown yet. Either way I don't think he should keep his job. He should be able to do better with a player like Lebron and even he knows that. I'm more curious about where he'll end up and not when he gets fired.

RipVW
05-21-2010, 12:42 PM
Wow, this is quite the build up. Do they know the day and time yet? This seems more like a beheading than a coach getting fired.

RipVW
05-21-2010, 12:44 PM
Pretty sure this future firing is being refuted again. Heard this yesterday and today read that there still hasn't been a decision made about Brown yet. Either way I don't think he should keep his job. He should be able to do better with a player like Lebron and even he knows that. I'm more curious about where he'll end up and not when he gets fired.

You might be right but if Shaq destroyed the chemsitry by being a problem in the locker room, and Brown wasnt involved in bringing in Shaq, that could go back to Danny Ferry.

But when a season ends in a way thats this messy, some times its for the best anyway.

BigBlueCrew
05-21-2010, 12:53 PM
I guess there wont be any song for him

Please stay Mike Brown...
We really need you
No bigger market gonna love more than we do

HAHA

JNA17
05-21-2010, 01:17 PM
if the cavs are serious about keeping lebron, this is a good start.