Report: Mike Brown, Cavaliers interested in reunion

Thursday April 18th, 2013

Mike Brown was fired as the Cavaliers' coach following the 2010 season. (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images) Mike Brown coached the Cavaliers to two 6o-win seasons from 2005 to 2010. (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

The Cavaliers fired coach Byron Scott on Thursday and his successor reportedly could be a familiar face. Multiple league sources said former Cavs coach Mike Brown and the team's front-office share mutual interest in his return to Cleveland, according to ESPN.

The Cavs fired Brown after the 2010 season as LeBron James began the process of leaving the team to sign with the Heat in free agency.

Despite Brown being fired by owner Dan Gilbert after back-to-back 60-win seasons, sources told there were no grudges held by either side that would prevent a dialogue about a fresh start.

The report says the reunion could depend on Brown deciding if he's read to coach again after being fired by the Lakers early in the season. The Lakers still owe Brown more than $8 million for the two years remaining on his contract. The Cavs are not going all in on Brown just yet and are expected to contact a list of candidates that could include former Bulls and Lakers coach Phil Jackson in the near future.

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