Luring LeBron James back to Cleveland will no longer include Phil Jackson as the Cavaliers announced yesterday that they’ll be rehiring coach Mike Brown who previously found great coaching success with the Cavs.
Brown went 272-138 previously with the Cavs, teaming with LeBron James on a run to the NBA Finals in 2007. He also had two seasons where he won more than 60 games in 2008-09 (66-16) and 2009-10 (61-21).
The move seems sudden for the Cavs, as just three days ago they had apparently been courting Jackson over the open job position with the team.
This leaves Jackson at the way side again, much like he was back in November when the Lakers fired Mike Brown after the teams 1-4 start to the season. Rumors swirled at the thought of Jackson being rehired for the Lakers’ job much like his name was before Brown got the job with the Cavs, but the Lakers impatiently grabbed Mike D’Antoni instead.
If the Zen Master indeed wants to take to the sidelines one more time, which it’s been said he’s “itching” to do, then why not look at a proud organization like the Philadelphia Sixers?