A Mike Brown, Cleveland Cavaliers timeline
Cavaliers coach Mike Brown was released on Monday after just one season on the bench, but how did we get here?
— May 24, 2010 Mike Brown was fired by the Cavaliers after five seasons as head coach.
— July 2, 2010 Byron Scott was named head coach of the Cavs.
— July 8, 2010 LeBron James announces his intention to leave the Cavaliers and play for the Miami Heat in a televised event named The Decision. Dan Gilbert promises Cleveland will win a title before LeBron wins one with the Heat.
— December 24, 2010 Mike Brown hired by ESPN as an analyst.
— February 11, 2011 Cavaliers snap a historic 26 game losing streak.
— February 24, 2011 Cleveland trades with the Clippers for Baron Davis and a future first round draft pick, which becomes the top pick in the draft.
— May 25, 2011 Mike Brown is named Phil Jackson’s successor and becomes the Lakers head coach.
— June 23, 2011 The Cavaliers select Kyrie Irving with the first overall pick in the NBA draft. Tristan Thompson is selected with the fourth pick.
— May 15, 2012 Kyrie Irving named the NBA’s rookie of the year after averaging 18.5 points per game in 51 games.
— May 21, 2012 Mike Brown’s Lakers are eliminated in the second round of the NBA playoffs by the Thunder.
— June 21, 2012 LeBron James and the Heat win the NBA title.
— June 28, 2012 Dion Waiters is selected fourth in the NBA draft by the Cavaliers.
— August 10, 2012 The Lakers are involved in a four team trade that net Mike Brown center Dwight Howard and guard Steve Nash.
— November 9, 2012 The Lakers fire Mike Brown after starting the season 1-4.
— March 22, 2013 The Cavaliers suffer a 38 point loss to the Houston Rockets.
— April 17, 2013 The Cavaliers finish the season 24-58.
— April 18, 2013 Byron Scott is fired by the Cavaliers.
— April 24, 2013 Mike Brown is named head coach again by the Cavaliers.
— June 27, 2013 The Cavaliers select Anthony Bennett with the first overall pick.
— July 13, 2013 Center Andrew Bynum is signed.
— November 13, 2013 The Cavaliers lose to Minnesota by 29 points.
— December 28, 2013 Center Andrew Bynum is suspended for conduct detrimental to the team.
— January 6, 2014 Bynum traded to the Bulls for Luol Deng.
— January 12, 2014 The Sacramento Kings beat the Cavaliers 124-80.
— February 5, 2014 A short-handed Lakers squad on a seven game losing streak builds a 29 point lead and holds on to beat the Cavaliers in Cleveland.
— February 6, 2014 The Cavaliers fire General Manager Chris Grant, and name David Griffin interm GM.
— April 16, 2014 The Cavaliers finish the season a disappointing 33-49.
— May 12, 2014 Mike Brown released from his position of head coach.