BEIJING, April 13 (Xinhuanet) -- The Cleveland Cavaliers have fired couch Mike Brown and named David Griffin as general manager, the team announced Monday.
Brown’s second shot with the Cleveland Cavaliers lasted only one season. The Cavs finished 33-49 and 10th in the Eastern Conference.
This is the second time that Brown has been fired by the Cavs in the past four year. Only a year after admitting firing Brown in 2010 was a wrong move, Dan Gilbert, the team owner, did it again.
Brown was also coach from 2005-2010. His overall record with Cleveland was 305-187. Under Brown, the team hit playoffs for six straight seasons, including a trip to the NBA finals and the Eastern Conference Finals.
"This is a very tough business," Gilbert said in a statement. "It pains all of us here that we needed to make the difficult decision of releasing Mike Brown. Mike worked hard over this last season to move our team in the right direction. Although, there was some progress from our finish over the few prior seasons, we believe we need to head in a different direction. We wish Mike and his family nothing but the best."
Mike Brown leaves his post with four years remaining on his contract.