The Cavs admit it was a mistake firing Mike Brown the first time. He's not looking back, only forward.
CLEVELAND - 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.
Brown went 272-138 and went to the playoffs all five of his years with the Cavs, teaming with LeBron James on a run to the NBA Finals in 2007. He was fired after a loss to Boston in the conference semifinals in 2010.
Cleveland owner Dan Gilbert hired Byron Scott to replace Brown. Scott was fired last week after three seasons.
Brown spent one full season with the Los Angeles Lakers, who fired him five games into this season.
The Cavs will probably made the deal official Wednesday.
Keep checking newsnet5.com for more information on this developing story.
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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