The Cleveland Cavaliers have fired their head coach Mike Brown after a 33-49 record in the 2013-14 season.
“This is a very tough business. It pains all of us here that we needed to make the difficult decision of releasing Mike Brown. Mike worked hard over this last season to move our team in the right direction. Although, there was some progress from our finish over the few prior seasons, we believe we need to head in a different direction. We wish Mike and his family nothing but the best,” said Dan Gilbert via RealGM.
Brown, who has previously coached the Cavaliers for multiple years, was fired after one season back. The Cavaliers clearly had much higher expectations this season, hence their decision to replace Mike Brown.
The Cavaliers are yet another team who have let go of their head coach this season. Mark Jackson, who was recently fired by the Warriors, could be a head coach candidate for Cleveland due to his ability to have two talented guards coexist. According to USATODAY, Chicago Bulls assistant coach Adrian Griffin is currently the top candidate to replace Mike Brown for the Cavaliers.