Apr 22, 2013, 12:07 AM EST
The Cavaliers seem intent on hiring a former Lakers coach, and their search has most prominently included two with very different experiences in Los Angeles.
One was fired after 1-4 start to his second season. The other won five championships.
Dan Gilbert met with Mike Brown on Sunday night, according to WKYC Channel 3, and the Cavaliers have reached out to Phil Jackson, according to Brian Windhorst and Marc Stein of ESPN.
Jackson would obviously make a much bigger sizzle, but it’s an extreme longshot Cleveland lures him out of retirement. Brown is as much of a re-tread as a coach can be, but he brings solid defensive concepts and a comfort level.
For the Cavaliers, there’s no harm in trying, but they’ll very likely be settling.
- Kobe is back but loss to Raptors shows Lakers still have a lot of work to do 3
- Sunday night NBA Grades: Rudy Gay traded to Kings, Kobe returns for Lakers 1
- Expect to see facilitator Kobe in his return to Lakers 5
- Raptors trade Rudy Gay to Sacramento for multiple players 25
- Knicks lose by 41 points at home to Celtics 24
- LeBron says Wade is “getting that Kobe deal” in next contract. Should he? (65)
- Dwight Howard frustrated with Rockets’ effort in recent losses (52)
- Kobe Bryant dunks, looks good in Lakers practice; Friday return possible (47)
- Michael Beasley finding a role, groove in Miami (44)
- The Extra Pass: Our awards at the quarter pole, plus Monday recaps (43)