By Tim Polzer
April 23, 2013

Mike Brown and the Cleveland Cavaliers have reached a handshake agreement for him to return as head coach, according to Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon Journal.

The team's official announcement reportedly will be made Wednesday.

Brown coached the Cavs for five seasons, leading them to the NBA finals in 2007 and two seasons of 60 or more wins. The Cavs fired him in 2010 and replaced him with Byron Scott, who was let go by the Cavs on


Brown was immediately mentioned among candidates for the Cavs' opening upon Scott's firing. He was fired by the Lakers in November after the team started slowly despite the addition of high-priced talent including Dwight Howard and Steve Nash.

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