If you haven’t seen them, you likely will. Sam Amico is reporting today that the Cavalier front office is split on the future of coach Mike Brown.The piece included opinions from sources not willing to quoted.
“The Cavaliers’ front office has reportedly been in disarray since the team was bounced by Orlando in the Eastern Conference finals — despite finishing with a league-best record of 66-16 and possessing NBA MVP LeBron James.
Some key members of the organization feel Brown was badly out-coached by Orlando’s Stan Van Gundy, according to sources. One source said Cavs management wasn’t only disappointed in the losses, “but equally disappointed in the (two) wins” in a series that went six games.”
Brian Windhorst went on the offensive (or I guess the defensive) this morning to let Cavs fans know that he feels the report(s) are flawed. According to Windhorst-
This brought out plenty of critics both out front of and behind the scenes and will lead to plenty of evaluation by the front office and certainly Brown himself, who spends a large amount of time after each season grading his own performance. But on balance, Brown has proven to be one of the best coaches in the NBA over the last four years, especially at the defensive end and most especially in the playoffs.
You need to read the entire defense by Windhorst to get the full picture.
Another report was from a New York Daily News blogger, who obviously has an agenda for reporting anything Cleveland LeBron related.
Bottom line- even though Amico is a credible reporter, it doesn’t make much sense to think Mike Brown (coach of the year this season in case you forgot) will be replaced this summer.