The Cavaliers front office has been cleared out. Both head coach Mike Brown and GM Danny Ferry are gone; no replacements have been named. Could this all be in attempt to keep LeBron James on the team, or is this simply for the betterment of the team overall?
It is no secret that James and Brown didn’t always see eye to eye. While Majority Owner Dan Gilbert has said that it was simply time for the Cavaliers to head in a new direction, it is quite obvious that Brown was let go because he not only failed to bring a championship to Cleveland this year, but also as an attempt to appease James and convince the star player to stay.
Neither Brown nor Ferry has been replaced yet, nor have replacements been named for either man.
Will getting rid of Brown and Ferry truly be enough to bring a championship to Cleveland next season?
Even though many have blamed Gilbert and James for Brown's firing, it may be a good thing for Cleveland to bring in a new coach and a new perspective.
Brown was with the team for five seasons, and in those five seasons the closest he brought the Cavaliers to a championship was the second round of the NBA playoffs. Maybe now that a new coach will be brought on, the Cavaliers will have a chance to rebuild their program and advance further than they had previously under Brown.
Not to say Brown was a bad coach, but sometime a new perspective can make all the difference in pushing a team forward.
Whoever this new coach will be has a lot to live up to. Not only will they have to do as well if not better than Brown, but they will also have to prove themselves to the Cavalier players and fans. Whoever fills this position will have to bring home a winning season if they hope to have a future career with the Cavaliers.