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10:11 AM ET 04.20 | Former Cavaliers coach Mike Brown has emerged as the leading contender to replace the fired Byron Scott, two longtime NBA insiders told The Plain Dealer on Friday, and the team may move quickly to hire him. Neither Brown nor Cavs General Manager Chris Grant could be reached for comment. Calls to Brown's agent, Warren LeGarie, were not returned on Friday. Brown, fired by the Lakers five games into this season, told The Plain Dealer on Thursday night that he had not yet been contacted by the team but would listen if they called. He and his family had decided to return to the Cleveland area before the Cavaliers job became available.

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April 20, 2013  10:20 AM ET

The Lakers Will Approve, Bro.

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April 20, 2013  10:48 AM ET

Why do the Cavs (and fans) want to keep punishing themselves? Yeah lets bring back Mike Brown. With him back, LeBron will surely follow.

That team has been wreaked with injured players for 2 seasons. And Dan Gilbert wanted Byron Scott to turn it around and make them a winner? Dan Gilbert needs to find a miracle worker to coach his team.

April 20, 2013  11:33 AM ET
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MB is an interesting choice for the Cavs. What's his track record at developing young guys?

He "developed" the best player in the world. :)

April 20, 2013  11:51 AM ET

They might need to take a chance on Bynum and make a big splash. If Bynum gets healthy, he could help Kyrie get the Cavs back to the playoffs. They can't continue to rely on the draft.

April 20, 2013  11:55 AM ET

Anderson Verajao didn't turn out too bad either

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April 20, 2013  01:25 PM ET
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They might need to take a chance on Bynum and make a big splash. If Bynum gets healthy, he could help Kyrie get the Cavs back to the playoffs. They can't continue to rely on the draft.

Bynum is the current NBA version of Humpty Dumpty, check the PlayerFax.

April 20, 2013  01:34 PM ET
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They might need to take a chance on Bynum and make a big splash. If Bynum gets healthy, he could help Kyrie get the Cavs back to the playoffs. They can't continue to rely on the draft.

that would be the ultimate risk/reward signing.......if they signed Bynum and he was healthy they immediately are a serious team in the East......say they draft Otto Porter and sign Bynum-

Pg- Kyrie Irving
SG- Dion Waiters
SF- Otto Porter
PF- Tristan Thompson
C- Andrew Bynum

bench- Anderson Varejao, Alonzo Gee, Tyler Zeller, Wayne Ellington, CJ Miles

---plus they would still add the 2nd 1st round pick to the mix too....

would definitely be a very young and talented team...Bynum is a huge risk thoguh

April 20, 2013  01:38 PM ET

The Lakers made a huge mistake by firing Brown and replacing him with D'Antonti........D'Ant lost the team early on and never got them back.......Kobe was more of a coach than him.....

April 20, 2013  01:50 PM ET
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The Lakers made a huge mistake by firing Brown and replacing him with D'Antonti........D'Ant lost the team early on and never got them back.......Kobe was more of a coach than him.....

Kobe probably had something to say about the firing and the hiring. It's Kobe's team and individual accomplishment was at stake. He needed some number of points to pass certain legends in the scoring list. Brown stopped him from accomplishing that while his Uncle Dumbtonie allowed him to do what he wants. Ballhogging was the main focus in the first half and getting others involve was not a priority. They weren't a team. It took Dwight's complaining of him being a ballhog that got the team in the right direction. The fanatics were constantly blaming Dwight, Pau, Nash, and Dumbtonie.

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April 20, 2013  02:31 PM ET
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I think I would skip on Bynum if I were Cleveland. He's going to want big money and I'm not sure he will ever play healthy again. Same thing with Oden. Maybe the Cavs should take a chance on Nerlens Noah if they need a big man for the future.

This was an article from the Magic papers about whether drafting Noel is a good idea. Some of the comparisions made were interesting...

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Can Magic risk drafting Nerlens Noel?
Brian Schmitz Magic Insider

7:54 a.m. EDT, April 18, 2013

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Now armed with the best odds to win the draft lottery, the league-worst Magic could have a chance to pick former Kentucky star center Nerlens Noel.

This normally would be an easy decision if they wind up with the No. 1 pick ??? except for one large problem: Noel had surgery for a torn ACL in his left knee on March 12.

If you???ve watched the pre-injury Noel, you come away with one comparison: He???s a young Dwight Howard.

The Orlando Magic coach reflects back on the 82 game season.

He???s a skinny 19-year-old who can dominate the game defensively, but he???s a work in progress offensively.

That was the same scouting report we heard on Dwight when he was coming out of high school.

If it weren???t for the knee, Noel would be the top pick, hands down, no questions asked. The Magic would have his name already printed on a jersey if the ping-pong balls bounced their way.

Pairing Noel???s defense and shot-blocking with Nik Vucevic???s offense and rebounding is a tantalizing scenario for rebuilding Orlando.

Factor in another lottery pick in a potent 2014 class along with Noel, and the Magic might be back in the playoffs sooner than expected if they can land a star free agent or two in the summers of 2015 and/or 2016.

But can the Magic afford to take Noel, gambling that he???ll return to form after surgery?

They have shown a penchant under new general manager Rob Hennigan to be extremely cautious regarding injured players.

Hennigan backed off Andrew Bynum in a possible Howard deal ??? and he was proved correct as Bynum missed the entire season for the Philadelphia 76ers.

Hennigan had reservations about Jared Sullinger in last season???s draft (selecting Andrew Nicholson) ??? and Sullinger had back surgery after being taken by the Boston Celtics.

High-level athletes have recovered from ACL injuries to never miss a beat.

Besides, Noel would have all next season to rebuild his knee and gain weight, considering the Magic plan to compete for the top lottery pick in what is regarded as a star-studded 2014 draft class.

Noel was injured Feb. 12 against Florida in Gainesville while trailing a fastbreak.

He had surgery a month later, the operation performed by James Andrews, the doctor to the stars.

By virtue of owning the NBA???s worst record, the Magic can???t fall farther than No. 4 in the draft. If Noel is there at No. 4, taking him would sound more plausible given this ordinary draft class. But can they do it at No. 1?

The Portland Trail Blazers picked injury plagued Greg Oden over Kevin Durant ??? and that move has set back the Blazers for years and accelerated Oklahoma City???s title drive. The Thunder selected Durant.

Too bad this wasn???t the summer of 2014. Experts say this draft lacks a superstar, but next year???s class offers Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker. Also, blame college???s silly one-and-done rule.

The ???safer??? picks for Orlando this June include shooting guard Ben McLemore (Kansas), shooting guard Victor Oladipo (Indiana), center Cody Zeller and point guard Trey Burke (Michigan).

Not sure Hennigan would risk a Greg Oden failure, but you can bet this: The Magic will know as much about Nerlens Noel???s knee as his surgeon after doing their homework.

April 20, 2013  02:37 PM ET
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This was an article from the Magic papers about whether drafting Noel is a good idea. Some of the comparisions made were interesting...--Can Magic risk drafting Nerlens Noel?Brian Schmitz Magic Insider7:54 a.m. EDT, April 18, 2013 print Comments 23Now armed with the best odds to win the draft lottery, the league-worst Magic could have a chance to pick former Kentucky star center Nerlens Noel.This normally would be an easy decision if they wind up with the No. 1 pick ??? except for one large problem: Noel had surgery for a torn ACL in his left knee on March 12.If you???ve watched the pre-injury Noel, you come away with one comparison: He???s a young Dwight Howard.The Orlando Magic coach reflects back on the 82 game season.He???s a skinny 19-year-old who can dominate the game defensively, but he???s a work in progress offensively.That was the same scouting report we heard on Dwight when he was coming out of high school.If it weren???t for the knee, Noel would be the top pick, hands down, no questions asked. The Magic would have his name already printed on a jersey if the ping-pong balls bounced their way.Pairing Noel???s defense and shot-blocking with Nik Vucevic???s offense and rebounding is a tantalizing scenario for rebuilding Orlando.Factor in another lottery pick in a potent 2014 class along with Noel, and the Magic might be back in the playoffs sooner than expected if they can land a star free agent or two in the summers of 2015 and/or 2016.But can the Magic afford to take Noel, gambling that he???ll return to form after surgery?They have shown a penchant under new general manager Rob Hennigan to be extremely cautious regarding injured players.Hennigan backed off Andrew Bynum in a possible Howard deal ??? and he was proved correct as Bynum missed the entire season for the Philadelphia 76ers.Hennigan had reservations about Jared Sullinger in last season???s draft (selecting Andrew Nicholson) ??? and Sullinger had back surgery after being taken by the Boston Celtics.High-level athletes have recovered from ACL injuries to never miss a beat.Besides, Noel would have all next season to rebuild his knee and gain weight, considering the Magic plan to compete for the top lottery pick in what is regarded as a star-studded 2014 draft class. Noel was injured Feb. 12 against Florida in Gainesville while trailing a fastbreak.He had surgery a month later, the operation performed by James Andrews, the doctor to the stars. By virtue of owning the NBA???s worst record, the Magic can???t fall farther than No. 4 in the draft. If Noel is there at No. 4, taking him would sound more plausible given this ordinary draft class. But can they do it at No. 1?The Portland Trail Blazers picked injury plagued Greg Oden over Kevin Durant ??? and that move has set back the Blazers for years and accelerated Oklahoma City???s title drive. The Thunder selected Durant. Too bad this wasn???t the summer of 2014. Experts say this draft lacks a superstar, but next year???s class offers Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker. Also, blame college???s silly one-and-done rule. The ???safer??? picks for Orlando this June include shooting guard Ben McLemore (Kansas), shooting guard Victor Oladipo (Indiana),



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April 20, 2013  02:38 PM ET
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That's a major malfunction, numnuts......

 
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