Did Cleveland make a bad decision in hiring Mike Brown as the head coach once more? The five year, 20 million contract speaks volumes about the club’s commitment to the driven ex-Lakers coach, whom Laker players nicknamed “All Day, Every Day”.
Mike Brown’s return to the Cleveland Cavaliers might very well spell the end of LeBron’s possible return to the Cavs in 2014. As Adrian Wojnarowski says, the pros of staying on at Miami outweighs the cons.
To trade Pat Riley and Erik Spoelstra for Cavs general manager Chris Grant and Brown is unfathomable. Riley has surrounded James with magnificent talent and a winning culture, and Spoelstra’s creativity and discipline have played a significant part in his transcendent evolution.
Yes, James loves Northeast Ohio and will always keep a home there, but the idea of returning as the conquering hero is probably much more romantic than reality. Outside of Irving, there’s still little infrastructure to these Cavaliers.
Granted, it’s not likely his tenure will make the team any worse, seeing as Cleveland is already in rebuilding mode right now. The million-dollar question here: is Mike Brown the best choice out there, good enough to derail a possible return of the prodigal son, the King himself?
One can only hope the management is right.