May 8, 2011; Dallas, TX, USA; Los Angeles Lakers head coach Phil Jackson leaves the court at the end of game four against the Dallas Mavericks for the second round of the 2011 NBA playoffs at American Airlines Center. The Mavs beat the Lakers 122-86. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland Cavaliers Reach Out to Phil Jackson, Mike Brown


The Cleveland Cavaliers appear set on luring a former Los Angeles Lakers head coach to occupy the bench, but the two candidates they are speaking to are very different in terms of accomplishments.

According to WKYC Channel 3, Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert met with Mike Brown on Sunday night.

Brown was the head coach of the Cavaliers from 2005-20010, but he most recently was seen on the NBA sidelines failing to return the Lakers to the top. Brown won just one game out of five to start the season, but Cleveland is interested in bringing him back to town.

The other former Lakers coach that the Cavaliers are discussing is a much more successful coach.

According to Brian Windhorst and Marc Stein of ESPN, the Cavaliers have reached out to five-time champion Phil Jackson.

While it is nice to see the Lakers reaching high, it is highly unlikely that Jackson would want to coach the team.

If there is any way Jackson will return to coaching next season, you would have to imagine it would be with either the Lakers or Clippers.

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