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Hiring Brown began the end for Cavs GM

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07:26 AM ET 02.07 | Owner Dan Gilbert made the move many Cavs fans might deem understandable in the midst of the team's dispiriting season. You have to wonder if coach Mike Brown will be next. The Cavs are on a six-game losing streak. They are 16-33, only slightly better than 15-34 that they were at this time a year ago. ... It seems pointless for the Cavs to retain Brown, unless the plan is for interim GM David Griffin to have the job next season and Griffin wants to keep Brown as coach. Because the recent collapse may be even more of a reflection on Brown than Grant. The Cavs returned from a West Coast trip with a 3-2 record. Grant had just traded for Luol Deng, and the team seemed to be moving in the right direction with the veteran small forward in the lineup. Since then, they are 1-8.

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February 7, 2014  07:46 AM ET

The first person I would fire if I was Gilbert is....Dan Gilbert.

February 7, 2014  07:47 AM ET

Beat you Mick!

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February 7, 2014  07:50 AM ET

So i get Dan Gilbert is more of an Al Davis/Jerry Jones type of owner instead of a cuban/buss type....

February 7, 2014  08:31 AM ET

[I]" Because the recent collapse may be even more of a reflection on Brown than Grant."[i]

This

February 7, 2014  08:37 AM ET

Everyone in Cleveland shook their heads when Brown was rehired. But, we were hopeful that Brown could rekindle the same magic we had with LBJ just with KI. Problem is LBJ is light years better than KI.

February 7, 2014  08:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

So i get Dan Gilbert is more of an Al Davis/Jerry Jones type of owner instead of a cuban/buss type....

Gilbert makes us pine for the days of Ted Stepien!

February 7, 2014  08:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Everyone in Cleveland shook their heads when Brown was rehired. But, we were hopeful that Brown could rekindle the same magic we had with LBJ just with KI. Problem is LBJ is light years better than KI.

I don't think many coaches wanted the Cav's coaching job truthfully. Collins is out there McMillan, Van Gundy, Avery Johnson, Carlisimo, etc. The teams at the bottom of the list all pretty much hired long time assistants who got their first gig.

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February 7, 2014  09:07 AM ET

Curious why no other team has reached out to George Karl.

The Denver team was always competitive and in the mix for the playoffs......wasn't he free when they "rehired" Brown? (that last part, its honestly I question, I can't remember)

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February 7, 2014  09:21 AM ET

C'mon... everyone knows the fall of Cavs begun at the ESPN studio where a great decision was made.

It's Lebron!

Leave poor Grant alone... what do you expect someone to do when you cut off their hands and tell them to hold on?

February 7, 2014  09:26 AM ET
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C'mon... everyone knows the fall of Cavs begun at the ESPN studio where a great decision was made.It's Lebron!Leave poor Grant alone... what do you expect someone to do when you cut off their hands and tell them to hold on?

Gloria really messed this team up?

February 7, 2014  09:32 AM ET
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Gilbert makes us pine for the days of Ted Stepien!

HaHaHa, Gordon Gund disagrees.

February 7, 2014  09:32 AM ET
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Gloria really messed this team up?

It's Delonte Wests fault!

February 7, 2014  09:39 AM ET
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Gloria really messed this team up?

I guess you can trace deep to her genetic material.

February 7, 2014  09:42 AM ET

Someone Else's Trash Is Still Trash, Bros.

February 7, 2014  09:47 AM ET

Weren't the Cavs supposed to win a ring BEFORE James did?

February 7, 2014  09:52 AM ET
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Weren't the Cavs supposed to win a ring BEFORE James did?

Only on a video game.

February 7, 2014  10:17 AM ET
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Gilbert makes us pine for the days of Ted Stepien!

Wow that is really low.

 
February 7, 2014  10:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Gilbert makes us pine for the days of Ted Stepien!

Dark days indeed...

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