Apr. 7, 2012; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Los Angeles Lakers head coach Mike Brown against the Phoenix Suns at the US Airways Center. The Suns defeated the Lakers 125-105. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Mike Brown Met With Cleveland Cavaliers About Coaching Vacancy


According to sources, Mike Brown and Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert had a Sunday dinner meeting on Sunday. While the Gilbert did not offer Brown the job, the meeting was said to have gone extremely well.

Chris Grant, the Cavaliers general manager also attended the meeting. Both sides agreed to speak again later in the week.Brown coached the Cavaliers during the Lebron James’ era, and was successful doing so. After he was let go by the Cavaliers, the Lakers made him their head coach after Phil Jackson retired.

After being fired by the Lakers just five games into the 2012-2013 season, Brown is likely to be linked with many of the coaching opportunities this off-season. The possibility of a return to Cleveland for Mike Brown remains very high, as the Cavaliers job is viewed as one of the more appealing jobs, despite finishing with the third-worst record in the NBA this season. With All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving, the team’s flexible salary-cap situation, and the possibility of LeBron James returning to Ohio to play along side of Irving at the end of 2014, Brown is very intrigued by the position.

Rumors have circulated that Gilbert and the Cavs have reached out to 11-time champion Phil Jackson concerning their coaching position. Jackson is itching to get back into the NBA, according to sources, but as a member of a club’s front-office. He has not ruled out coaching, but at this point, it seems like Gilbert giving Jackson a call is simply out of respect.

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