February 13, 2016

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Cavaliers win NBA Draft Lottery, get No. 1 pick for 2nd time in 3 years

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CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers’ luck with pingpong balls continues to be much better than their play on the court. For the second time in three years, Cleveland won the NBA Draft Lottery on Tuesday night, granting it the No. 1 pick for the June 27 draft at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The Cavaliers (24-58) had Read More…

This year’s NBA draft might be weak, but Cavaliers still want first pick

INDEPENDENCE — There’s no overwhelming, franchise-changing grand prize like LeBron James in 2003, but the Cavaliers would still love to win the NBA Draft lottery tonight. Nothing is etched in stone, but the consensus No. 1 pick is considered to be 6-foot-11 Kentucky freshman Nerlens Noel, though he is raw and won’t be ready to Read More…

Cavaliers honored: Dion Waiters makes All-Rookie first team; Tyler Zeller second

The Cavs’ Dion Waiters soars for a dunk against the Heat’s Chris Andersen in a game this season. Waiters was named a first-team  NBA  All-Rookie selection Tuesday. (AP photo.)

INDEPENDENCE — Dion Waiters’ appetite was whetted by being named to the 2012-13 NBA All-Rookie first team Tuesday. Cavaliers teammate Tyler Zeller was named to the second team in voting by the league’s 30 head coaches. “It makes me hungry to keep working hard and focus on taking the next steps to improve my game,” Read More…

Cavaliers: Mike Brown not worried about past, wants successful 2nd act

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INDEPENDENCE — Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert looked back and admitted a mistake, but Mike Brown only looked forward. “Welcome to Mike Brown 2.0, everybody,” Gilbert said Wednesday afternoon at Cleveland Clinic Courts, where the 43-year-old Brown, who led the team from 2005-10, was once again introduced as coach. “We certainly enjoyed 1.0.” Brown led the Read More…

Cavs notes: Mike Brown starts with defense

INDEPENDENCE — Not long after he was introduced — again — as Cavaliers head coach, Mike Brown started talking about defense. It’s his favorite subject and he’s got a lot of teaching to do, as he will inherit a team that finished last in the league in field goal percentage allowed. “Everybody wants to win,” Read More…

Cavs agree on 5-year deal to bring back former coach Mike Brown

Mike Brown, shown here coaching the Lakers in 2011, is returning to the Cavaliers. (AP photo.)

INDEPENDENCE — The 19th head coach in Cavaliers history will be the same as the 17th. Just five days after firing Byron Scott, the Cavs reached a deal Tuesday with Mike Brown, who is expected to be formally introduced — again — today during an afternoon press conference at Cleveland Clinic Courts. Brown reportedly received Read More…

Cavs to hire Mike Brown — again — as head coach

INDEPENDENCE — The 19th head coach in Cavaliers history will be the same man who was the 17th head coach. Numerous reports Tuesday afternoon said the Cavs have reached an agreement with Mike Brown, with a formal announcement expected to come as early as Wednesday. Brown reportedly received a five-year deal — some reports said Read More…

Rick Noland: Predictions aren’t easy with Cavs

I’m going to go out on a limb and say Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert won’t fire Chris Grant as general manager and replace him with Danny Ferry, Wayne Embry or Harry Weltman. But since former Cavs coach Mike Brown now appears to be one of the leading candidates — maybe the No. 1 candidate — Read More…

Source says Mike Brown definitely interested in returning to coach Cavaliers, if he’s asked

CLEVELAND — Mike Brown’s five successful seasons as Cavaliers coach ended awkwardly, with neither side certain it was the right move for him to be fired. The breakup was a little messy. It might be time to reconcile. Brown is interested in returning for a second stint with the team, a person familiar with the Read More…

Cavaliers’ coaching search likely filled with familiar names

INDEPENDENCE — Everyone and their brother, including Jeff and Stan Van Gundy, is likely to be mentioned as a candidate for the Cavaliers’ vacant head coaching position. Cavs general manager Chris Grant, who is looking for a defensive-minded coach with a history of success, is likely to move quickly when it comes to finding Byron Read More…