Head Coach Mike Brown released by Cavaliers, Griffin named General Manager

PhotoThe Cleveland Cavaliers sent out a release Monday afternoon announcing that David Griffin will have the interim removed from his title and will be the General Manager.

They also have released head coach Mike Brown.

“This is a very tough business. It pains all of us here that we needed to make the difficult decision of releasing Mike Brown. Mike worked hard over this last season to move our team in the right direction. Although, there was some progress from our finish over the few prior seasons, we believe we need to head in a different direction. We wish Mike and his family nothing but the best,” said Gilbert.

“Our ownership support provides the highest level of resources, flexibility and commitment to aggressively do whatever we believe needs to be done in order to win. There is no harder working or better human being in our league than Mike,” Griffin added. “This was not an easy decision. We thank Mike for his efforts and wish him, his wife Carolyn, and their family only the best.”

The Cavaliers will now begin conducting a coaching search.

[Related: Cavaliers close to naming Griffin GM]

  • mgbode

    Adrian Griffin is a positive step

  • Lunch

    Sorry, I’m out of Scooby snacks. Plus, I’m pouting over the fact that Dan now has to find ANOTHER head coach that can coach these kids on offense AND defense. But, I’m also very skeptical that this front office will be able to pick the right candidate this time.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Um no!

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    The Cleveland Cavaliers had one of the largest coaching staffs in the league. How’d that work out? They could have given one the sole task of Anthony Bennett!

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    I was down after Kush Gordon but have come back unlike that today is good news for the Cavaliers. This is a positive but of course they need to make the next set of hirings count. Griffin is a positive, big positive.

  • simond

    Cradle of Coaches is Miami University

  • RGB

    Avery Johnson?

  • The_Matt_Of_Akron

    Erik Spoelstra, come on doooowwwnnnnnn.

  • mgbode

    never really liked him as a coach, but he should definitely be on the initial list to sort through.

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  • BurnOn

    Love how this isnt a ‘featured story,’ that makes perfect sense. wfny caught flat-footed and asleep at the wheel….

  • Sure hope Mark Jackson didn’t leave his heart in San Francisco. And speaking of…

  • RGB

    Larry Brown?
    Write a big enough check and he will come.

  • Jason Hurley

    If he signs anything less than a max extension, they’ll trade him. I have little doubt of that.

  • What would make this a “featured story”? Surely you understand the difference between our news and story sections, right?

  • mgbode

    great, another 1 season coach. of course, he’ll move on, so we won’t have to fire him.

  • RGB

    Pay him enough, and he’ll stay, mmmm, maybe 3 seasons.

  • CBI

    Wow, a Yankee Rose video quote. I’ll give you an up tick, a bottle of anything and a glazed donut…. to go.