Cleveland Cavs Fire Coach Mike Brown

Mike Brown

Cleveland Cavaliers coach Mike Brown has been fired from the franchise for the second time.

Brown was re-hired by the team last April, because owner Dan Gilbert felt he made a big mistake when he dismissed him the first time in 2010.

Though the Cavs improved their record under Brown, they missed the playoffs again… and Gilbert decided to make a change.

“This is a very tough business,” Gilbert said in a statement. “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.”

Brown had four years remaining on his $20 million contract.

During his first stint as the Cavs head coach, he had a 272-138 record. Led by then-star LeBron James, the team made the Finals for the first time in 2007 and were title contenders throughout Brown’s tenure. However, they didn’t advance past the Eastern Conference semifinals four years ago and Brown was let go.

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