Cleveland Cavaliers fire coach Mike Brown

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The Cleveland Cavaliers have fired head coach, Mike Brown according to ESPN's SportsCenter twitter account.

SC tweeted: "Cavs have fired head coach Mike Brown. He went 33-49 last season in his second tenure in Cleveland"

Brown joined the team in April of last year after being fired by the LA Lakers but could not guide the team to their first playoff berth since LeBron James left the team.

Cavs owner, Dan Gilbert was quoted as saying that firing Brown the first time was a "mistake" but now he has made the same decision again after very little improvement. 

Brown originally coached the team from 2005-10, and led the team to five consecutive playoff appearances including the NBA Finals in 2006-07.

The Cavaliers failures can be tracked back to last year's draft when their number one overall pick, Anthony Bennett turned out to be a bust.

The team tried to revive their playoff hopes in January with a trade for Luol Deng but even he could not turn their team's fortunes around.

It is unclear who the Cavaliers might target to replace Brown. Steve Kerr appears to be a top candidate for other vacant jobs but he is unlikely to be swayed by a small market like Cleveland.

Who do you think will replace Mike Brown? Let us know in the comments.

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