The Cavaliers fired Mike Brown last night. So who is going to replace him?
Conventional wisdom says they’ll go for a high-profile, well established head coach. I agree with the conventional wisdom. We already tried the “rising assistant” approach and failed.
I know Mike Brown’s resume says he is the most successful head coach in Cavaliers history. But no other coach had LeBron James. The bottom line is that he won zero rings, made baffling in-game decisions in critical times and became a lightning rod for jokes to national sports writers such as Bill Simmons.
Regardless, as is with all break ups, the best thing to do is move forward and not look back. Waiting…1…2…3… Yup! I’m good with it. Time to move on.
Like all things this Cavaliers offseason, the coaching search will center around LeBron.
Here’s the Catch-22:
- The Cavs want to hire a high-profile coaching candidate in order to help persuade LeBron to stay in Cleveland.
- No high-profile coaching candidate is coming to Cleveland unless LeBron is for sure staying in Cleveland.
It’s a classic chicken-and-the-egg conundrum. For Cavaliers fans eagerly waiting, its a vicious circle.
Nonetheless, here are the five coaching candidates that the Cavs should consider: Read the rest of this entry »