Cleveland Cavaliers Top HC Candidates

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Apr 12, 2014; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Mike Brown watches the game in the second quarter against the Boston Celtics at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

 

After the termination of Mike Brown and the promotion of former interim manager, David Griffin, the Cleveland Cavaliers are rebuilding…again. The termination of Brown will give the Cavaliers their third head coach in three years. Can you say inconsistency? In all fairness to Cavaliers owner, Dan Gilbert, he attempted to bring back the glory days of the Cleveland Cavaliers during the LeBron James Era, but was embarrassingly unsuccessful. Bringing Brown back was a terrible mistake on the behalf of the organization, and the team. Realizing that this mistake was made, it was both Gilbert and Griffin’s idea to terminate the contract of Brown.

As a result, the Cavaliers are out searching for a head coach…again.

You can expect Griffin to be very tight lipped about the head coaching search as he was in the press conference. The Cavaliers, much like the Cleveland Browns are famous for setting up smokescreens in head coaching searches. You really wont get anything out of them. I guess that’s why God created the media and journalists.

What the Cavaliers need is a strong, and very wise disciplinarian that knows offense a lot better than Mike Brown. They also need someone that the players can respect and develop a great relationship with. Not many people know that a good relationship with your players will definitely take you a long way. Prime example: Look at Phil Jackson and Kobe Bryant.

I took the liberty of doing the searching for myself and came up with the Top 5 head coaching candidates to replace the subpar Mike Brown:

 

May 3, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson reacts against the Los Angeles Clippers in game seven of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Mark Jackson

The former Indiana Pacer and New York Knick began his coaching career with the Golden State Warriors in 2011. After the first season, Jackson did not do so well, but it seemed as though the Warriors organization had faith in him. The organization did not regret it because in the next two seasons,  the Warriors made consecutive playoff appearances. , The Brooklyn, New York native turned the team who had gone to the playoffs once in the last 17 seasons into a real playoff contender in the Western Conference. He molded the Warriors into competitors and turned Steph Curry and Klay Thompson  into two of the most elite players in the league. Jackson gone 121-109 and improved the team’s winning percentage each and every year. Before being terminated by the Warriors organization which served as a total shock to the fans all over the NBA, Jackson led the Warriors to their first 50+ win season since 1993-94.

It was believed that Jackson had no allies in the Golden State Warriors front office. It was also discovered that Jackson was not well liked amongst the team’s coaching staff. Despite all of the rumors, Jackson has the ability to motivate a player, shape him and mold him into greatness. He demands respect and is respected amongst almost everybody in the NBA.

Although the licensed minister and the 1988 NBA Rookie of the Year had no coaching experience, he is a proven winner and can definitely move the Cleveland Cavaliers into the right direction.

Not to mention that according to cleveland.com, 40% of Cleveland Cavaliers fans want Jackson to coach the team.

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