Unassuming yet impressive: David Blatt arrives in Cleveland as the next man up

David Blatt strolled in to the crowded media room within Cleveland Clinic Courts, led to the dais by Cavaliers general manager David Griffin. Festooned in a press conference-ready navy blue suit, the 55-year-old Blatt carried with him the Trojan Horse of all media maneuvers—a self-written yet typed out statement from which he would read as

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The best CB tandem, coaching flowcharts and like father like daughter …While We’re Waiting

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Another week gone by and it is my turn in the rotation for www. Let’s kick things off with some Browns optimism. I’ll be honest, I don’t think I’ve ever heard of NFL.com’s Adam Schein before. But if the Browns’ defense comes close to what he thinks it will be, I’ll be pretty happy. There

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Cavs have contacted Billy Donovan about coaching vacancy

There haven’t been enough Cavs head coach rumors over the last few days, ya know. That’s why our good friend Brian Windhorst is back with the scoop du jour: The Cavaliers have reportedly contacted Florida Gators head coach Billy Donovan. That’s the report per Windhorst’s sources. Donovan admitted that some NBA teams have called him about

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Who’s Next? Breaking down the Cavaliers’ head coach candidates

Mike Brown

Earlier this week, I shared my thoughts on Mike Brown’s termination after just one season. While I understood the statement the franchise was making after all of the declared playoff expectations pre-season, I couldn’t help but feeling that Mike Brown was a scapegoat for a lot of other problems with this front office and the

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Report: Lionel Hollins in running for Cleveland job, Karl remains interested

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We’ve heard a lot of names tossed around as potential replacements for Mike Brown as we inch closer to the NBA Draft Lottery on Tuesday night and the NBA Draft next month. Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune (Minneapolis) reports some interesting bits of information regarding the Cavaliers’ opening alongside his Timberwolves updates. Among them, Zgoda

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Brian Spaeth discusses Mike Brown and Seth Rogen’s Neighbors – WFNY Podcast – 2015-05-15

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The summer movie podcast is in full swing now. Brian (follow @brianspaeth) and I saw Neighbors starring Zac Efron and Seth Rogen. While there wasn’t a heck of a lot to say about it, we both kind of liked it. We also talked about the Cavaliers removing Mike Brown and how little there really was to

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History Repeating: Mike Brown takes the Fall…Again

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There was a time, not that long ago, when Mike Brown was being applauded for being one of the game’s bright young defensive minds. His coaching skills had been forged in the crucibles of playoff runs as an assistant in San Antonio and Indiana. His Cleveland teams won ugly but won, and he even managed

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So, Mike Brown was fired: While We’re Waiting

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Farewell Mike Brown….again – For the second time in his life, Mike Brown has been relieved of his duties as head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Acting GM was also given the job on a full time basis, and it appears his first move was to let Coach Brown go. There are so many ways

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Cavs targeting Bulls’ Adrian Griffin to replace Mike Brown?

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The Cavaliers surely wasted an entire year bringing back Mike Brown to the Cavs bench for the 2013-14 season. How else do you explain his ouster after just one season of his five year $20 million deal? David Griffin has got to be deep into his search for Mike Brown’s replacement already and Sam Amick indicates

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Head Coach Mike Brown released by Cavaliers, Griffin named General Manager

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The Cleveland Cavaliers sent out a release Monday afternoon announcing that David Griffin will have the interim removed from his title and will be the General Manager. They also have released head coach Mike Brown. “This is a very tough business. It pains all of us here that we needed to make the difficult decision

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Statistical observations following another non-playoffs Cavs season

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Remember how much fun the playoffs were? From 2005-2010, spring time basketball in Cleveland was fun and exciting. If you recall, there were chants of “Eric Snow for MVP” one year – perhaps my favorite sports memory ever – and that’s how in love we once were with playoff basketball. If the past few days

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Numbers Don’t Lie: Cavs took huge steps defensively in 2013-14

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Across from the coach’s office within the Cleveland Cavaliers’ locker room is a poster-sized sheet that serves as a reminder for what this team had set out to accomplish heading into the season. All 30 NBA teams, listed in order by opponent field goal percentage—a widely-used gauge to determine defensive prowess in a game that

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2013-14 Cleveland Cavaliers and the #seasonofhuh – WFNY Podcast – 2014-04-17

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I got Ben Cox to come on the podcast to discuss the 2014 Cleveland Cavaliers. He dubbed it the season of huh. From the Cavaliers drafting Anthony Bennett, to hiring Mike Brown, to firing Chris Grant to Matthew Dellevedova being the Cavs’ best rookie this year. It was one for the ages. Make sure you

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Big changes coming to Cavs…Maybe

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So we know that Dan Gilbert is none too pleased. The Cleveland Cavaliers’ majority owner is reportedly fuming, having set his sights on the Eastern Conference Playoffs this season, only to fall just short in a year when countless teams around him missed the playoffs intentionally. Gilbert has a reputation for being short-sighted and reactionary,

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Windhorst: “LeBron and Kyrie have drifted apart”

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Brian Windhorst has no shortage of interesting things to say about the Cavaliers. He has so much to say that I had trouble even figuring out just one thing to put here. There’s talk of dinner meetings with Isiah Thomas that has the potential to make Cavs fans hurl. There’s talk about whether it’s worth

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Has Dion Waiters (finally) arrived?

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After a season rife with rumors of trades and fistfights, is this—finally—Dion Waiters’ coming out party? Dion Waiters stood outside of his locker, squinted his eyes and shook his head as a half-smile-half-grimace formed on his face. It was early January, just days after the calendar turned to 2014. The Cleveland Cavaliers had just lost a heartbreaker

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Your 2014 (Offseason) Champion Cleveland Browns: While We’re Waiting

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Tell me how my Ben Tate: So how about these free-spendin’ Browns? While some national types will want to parse apart the $7 million given to Ben Tate this past weekend  (Phil Dawson money!), Cleveland locked up a 25-year-old without much in the way of mileage on his tires. Sure, those tires have had trouble

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Spencer’s Gifts

Turmoil often leads to reaction. You can attempt to rectify your prior poor decisions with new ones, but oftentimes this is analogous to doubling down at a blackjack table in hopes of catching a hot hand. We often expect things to simply work out. Our decisions that were, at the time, supported by well-thought and careful

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Your Post-Trade Deadline Cleveland Cavaliers Viewing Guide

Because masochism isn’t for everyone I hate winter. Seriously. I woke up today at 7:00 a.m., barely able to breath for the fifth straight day. I spent the next two minutes trying to vacate my nasal cavity of what I suspect was approximately a fetrick muckton of the crustiest boogers known to man. I then turned

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Cavs vs Raptors Behind the Box Score: Shooting Blanks

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The Cavaliers are banged up and it’s showing. They’ve now accumulated three consecutive losses since the trade deadline and there’s still not set date for the return of CJ Miles, Dion Waiters, and Anderson Varejao. Every team the Cavaliers will face in March is either in the playoffs or sitting just barely outside them. These

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