Cavaliers hire Pacers assistant M. Brown as coach

June 1, 2005
CBS wire reports

CLEVELAND -- Mike Brown, a 13-year NBA assistant with a league title on his resume, has been hired as the coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers, the team said Wednesday.

The 35-year-old Brown spent the past two years as Rick Carlisle's top assistant in Indiana, where he was credited with improving the Pacers' defense and developing Jermaine O'Neal and Stephen Jackson.

Brown's challenge in his first head coaching job will be getting star forward LeBron James and the Cavaliers back into the NBA playoffs. Cleveland was poised for a return to the postseason for the first time since 1998 before their 2004-05 season collapsed amid an ownership change and the firing of coach Paul Silas.

The Associated Press News Service

(I wish Mike Brown alot of luck with the Cav's--(xcept when they play the Pacer's)!
Now the only thing remaiming to B announced is that L Brown is the GM---coming soon!