CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers have fired coach Mike Brown after five seasons for failing to win an NBA title with LeBron James.
Brown's dismissal has been expected since the Cavs were eliminated by the Boston Celtics in the second round of the playoffs.
In five seasons, Brown, who had one year left on his contract, won 272 games and lost 138 and and was voted the league's coach of the year in 2009. But the Cavs fell short of winning their first title and now face an uncertain future with James, the league's two-time defending MVP, eligible for free agency.
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