Cavaliers fire coach Mike Brown
The Cleveland Cavaliers have fired head coach Mike Brown following a 33-49 season, according to Tom Withers of the Associated Press.
The Cavaliers organization had playoff aspirations entering this season, but the struggles of first overall draft pick Anthony Bennett and the failure of the Andrew Bynum signing, along with other factors, kept them from reaching the postseason.
The team, which released former general manager Chris Grant midseason, also announced today that they had promoted David Griffin to the position, reports Marc J. Spears of Yahoo Sports. Griffin had served as the team's interim general manager since Grant left the team.
Brown's firing after just one season marks the end of his second stint with the team, the first coming from 2005-2010, when he coached a LeBron James-led Cavs team to a record of 272-138 and a 2007 NBA Finals appearance.
#Cavaliers fire Mike Brown.
— Tom Withers (@twithersAP) May 12, 2014
#Cavaliers fire Mike Brown. — Tom Withers (@twithersAP) May 12, 2014