The Cleveland Cavaliers went out and made a big move in acquiring Luol Deng from the Chicago Bulls this month, but the trade hasn’t really paid off thanks to the poor play all around the roster. Fans and analysts are now pointing their finger at not the underperforming talent, but the team’s head coach Mike Brown.
Earlier on Thursday there were reports that the growing belief is that Brown has lost the locker room in Cleveland, but that notion is being refuted by the Cavaliers. According to Sam Amico from FOX Sports, the Cavs do not believe Brown has lost the locker room and he’s even getting vocal support from Kyrie Irving.
No fear from Cavs’ front office Mike Brown has lost team, I’m told. Kyrie Irving also voiced support for Brown following NY loss. More soon.
— Sam Amico (@SamAmicoFSO) January 31, 2014
Something needs to happen in Cleveland and it doesn’t involve firing anyone on the coaching staff or making more trades. Winning is what needs to happen for the Cavs and it appears Mike Brown is still the guy the team thinks can get the job done.