Cavs regroup after Brown's bad fit
New GM should course-correct after Cleveland's hiring mistake
It's harsh to say that the most successful coach in Cleveland Cavaliers history was a bad fit for the franchise. But Mike Brown was indeed a bad fit for the roster, and with the removal of general manager David Griffin's interim tag on Monday, he wasn't a good fit for the man calling the shots for Cleveland's basketball operations.
Even after presiding over Cleveland's 33-49 season, Brown's .620 winning percentage is the best in Cleveland history. Yet here's a sobering thought: In games in which Brown has had either LeBron James or Kobe Bryant on the floor, he's won 55 of every 82 games he's coached. Without either, that number is just 33.
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