Earl Clark on Mike Brown: ‘He’s really strict on defense’

“He’s really strict on defense. We have a young team, so he’s just trying to teach the guys the positions to be in so we can play the right way. He wants it done right. Like I said, we’ve got a young team, so it’s the first time where they may have a coach like that. He’s never going to change. That’s the way he coaches. I think he’s doing a great job.”

— New Cavaliers forward Earl Clark on returning coach Mike Brown, per The News-Herald’s Bob Finnan. Clark, 25, played under Brown for the Los Angeles Lakers during the start of the 2012-13 season. Brown was fired and replaced by Mike D’Antoni after just five games.

Last season, Cleveland finished 27th in defensive rating, often struggling to keep up with most squads on the defensive side. Brown brings back decades of defensive experience and these early comments are certainly promising as the Cavs hope to compete for one of the last available playoff spots in the Eastern Conference.

Regular season tickets went on sale this morning for the team at www.cavs.com. The team’s annual Wine & Gold Scrimmage is TODAY at 1 p.m. (you can watch it here). The Cavs then begin preseason action on Tuesday at Quicken Loans Arena against the Milwaukee Bucks at 7 p.m.

[Related: Everything you need to know about new Cavs forward Earl Clark]

  • Patrick Elder

    The Wine & Gold scrimmage is actually at 1pm, not 5pm.

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    It will also be streamed on cavs.com for all of us out of state Cavs fans

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