Brown thanks Cavs for stint as coach
Fired Cleveland coach Mike Brown has called his five years with
Cavaliers an “exceptional experience.”
Brown, who has not publicly commented since his dismissal,
issued a statement through the team Wednesday in which he thanked
the Cavs for the opportunity to coach in Cleveland. Brown was fired
in the aftermath of a second-round playoff collapse to Boston.
Brown said he’s proud of the standard he helped set in
Cleveland, and appreciated the dedication and support he received
from owner Dan Gilbert.
Brown led the Cavs to 127 regular-season wins the past two
seasons. He was selected NBA coach of the year in 2009 and took
Cleveland to its only NBA finals appearance in 2007.
Brown is a likely candidate for the other five coaching
vacancies in the league.