CLEVELAND– Mike Brown has been released as head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers.
David Griffin has been named general manager.
Those changes were announced Monday afternoon.
Dan Gilbert released a statement that said, “Our ownership group is looking forward to David Griffin leading the basketball side of our business. We interviewed several strong candidates for the GM position including Griff. We chose David as our GM because we believe he is the best person to lead our franchise at this critical time and into the future. David brings over two decades of experience. He knows the ins and outs of this league as well as anyone and is also an outstanding talent evaluator.
As for Mike Brown: the Cavaliers said he finished the 2013-14 season with a 33-49 record and 10th place in the Eastern Conference. He also served as head coach of the Cavaliers from 2005-2010 and his life-time record with the Cavs was 305-187.
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