Mike Brown fired from Cavaliers; David Griffin named General Manager

CLEVELAND - Cavaliers Head Coach Mike Brown was fired from the team today — again — new General Manager David Griffin said today in a press release.

Griffin has been acting General Manager for the team since Feb. 6. Brown was hired as head coach April 24, 2013.


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“Our ownership group is looking forward to David Griffin leading the basketball side of our business. We interviewed several strong candidates for the GM position including Griff. We chose David as our GM because we believe he is the best person to lead our franchise at this critical time and into the future. David brings over two decades of experience. He knows the ins and outs of this league as well as anyone and is also an outstanding talent evaluator," said Dan Gilbert, Majority Owner of the Cavaliers in the press release.'

"There's a lot of good candidates out there. Some former coaches that are flowing out here. There some former players out here. So I think they are going to have at their finger tips a number of good candidates," said NewsChannel 5 Cavs Analyst Brad Sellers.

Brown finished the 2013-2014 season with a 33-49 record. He also coached the team from 2005 to 2010, when he was fired.

The last coach fired from the Cavaliers was Byron Scott in 2013.

The team will host a press conference Tuesday at 11 a.m. on the changes.

Read the full press release here.

Andy Baskin will have the latest information plus analysis on this change on NewsChannel5 tonight at 5 p.m.

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