Mike Brown Rumors
Mike Brown was fired in 2010 when James was a free agent. Despite rampant speculation to the contrary, James did not play a direct role in the decision. Cavs owner Dan Gilbert wanted James’ influence, but he would not call Gilbert back so Gilbert guessed. Could he have stopped Brown being fired? Yes. But he was on his way out of the door.
“People get it so misconstrued because I’m a smart basketball player and I’ve voiced my opinion about certain things, which I did when I was here my first stint with Paul Silas and Mike Brown. Which I did in Miami with Coach Spo [Erik Spoelstra]. Which I did with Blatt and I’ll do with T-Lue. And at the end of the day, they’ll still have their final call.”
Mike Brown: The former NBA head coach for the Cleveland Cavaliers and Los Angeles Lakers is being mentioned by local and national media, but multiple sources have said Brown is not getting serious consideration.
Jeff Goodman: One name already in the mix to replace Dave Rice at UNLV is former NBA head coach Mike Brown, sources told ESPN. He has support among a segment of UNLV boosters. Another question is whether UNLV will pay to attract a big-name guy.
Q: And Mike Brown? Metta World Peace: “When Mike Brown was here, the offense was with [assistant] Eddie Jordan. It was Princeton. It’s a great offense. I would use some of those things. Q: Really? He got fired five games in his second season. Metta World Peace: “I know that’s what I was going to say. The Princeton offense is weird. It will put the superstar player off the ball at times we don’t need that superstar player off the ball. At times with the Princeton offense, it would put Kobe away for an entire game. It’s the right way to play if you have the right type of team. But when you have a superstar, you can’t put Kobe in that situation. You need him. He brings a lot to the table. He has heart. He’s hit 36 game winners. So you want Kobe to be in rhythm so at the end of the game, he can win the game.