Report: Mike Brown has handshake deal to return as Cavs coach
Mike Brown and the Cleveland Cavaliers have reached a handshake agreement for him to return as head coach, according to Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon Journal.
The team’s official announcement reportedly will be made Wednesday.
Brown coached the Cavs for five seasons, leading them to the NBA finals in 2007 and two seasons of 60 or more wins. The Cavs fired him in 2010 and replaced him with Byron Scott, who was let go by the Cavs on
Brown was immediately mentioned among candidates for the Cavs’ opening upon Scott’s firing. He was fired by the Lakers in November after the team started slowly despite the addition of high-priced talent including Dwight Howard and Steve Nash.
Cavaliers, Mike Brown are constructing a five-year contract, league source tells Y! The final year on deal would include a buyout provision.—
Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) April 23, 2013
Mike Brown had other offers but major factor in decision came down to his family wanting to live in Cleveland.—
Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) April 23, 2013