Florida's Billy Donovan has spoken to a couple of NBA teams about coaching vacancies, but adds that "I fully plan on being back" next season.
CLEVELAND, OH - The Cavaliers intend to speak with former coach Mike Brown about returning to the team.
Brown was fired by Cleveland three years ago and replaced by Byron Scott, who was let go by the Cavs on Thursday after he went 64-166 in three seasons -- one of the worst stretches in team history. Brown coached the Cavs for five seasons, taking them to the NBA finals in 2007 and winning 61 games in his final year before the team decided not to bring him back and hired Scott.
Cavaliers general manager Chris Grant said the team's next coach will be defensive-minded, successful, "a teacher, a grinder." Those words describe Brown, who was fired by the Los Angeles Lakers after five games this season.
Brown left Cleveland on good terms, and long before Scott was dismissed, he had decided to move his family back to the area.
The Cavs admit it was a mistake firing Mike Brown the first time. He's not looking back, only forward.
NewsChannel5 Sports Director Andy Baskin has learned from a source close to the situation the Cavaliers and Mike Brown are near an agreement to bring him back to Cleveland for a second time.
When the Cavaliers hired Mike Brown as their coach in 2005, owner Dan Gilbert first talked to Phil Jackson about coaching in Cleveland.
A source tells NewsChannel5 Mike Brown is in town Sunday, discussing the possibility of coaching the Cleveland Cavaliers again over a dinner meeting with the team's owner.
The Cavaliers intend to speak with former coach Mike Brown about returning to the team.
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The Cleveland Cavaliers have fired head coach Byron Scott after three seasons in the post-LeBron James era.