Cavs reportedly reach out to Phil Jackson
By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer April 22, 2013 1:36PM
FILE - This is a 2012 file photo showing then Oakland Raiders football player Rolando McClain. Baltimore Ravens linebacker McClain is facing new charges in his north Alabama hometown. Decatur police say the 23-year-old McClain is charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest after a disturbance at a park Sunday, April 21, 2013. McClain is now with the Ravens after being released by the Raiders. (AP Photo/File)
CLEVELAND — The Cavs’ coaching search remains focused on Mike Brown, with another former Los Angeles Lakers coach maybe in the mix.
Brown appears to be the leading candidate to replace Byron Scott and return to Cleveland, where he coached five seasons and went to the playoffs every year before he was fired in 2010 by owner Dan Gilbert. Brown is interested in a reunion with the Cavs, a person familiar with the situation told AP over the weekend. Brown and Gilbert were reportedly going to meet Sunday night, but nothing has been confirmed.
Brown went 272-138 and took the Cavs to the NBA finals in 2007. The Lakers fired him five games into this season.
There are reports Gilbert intends to reach out to Phil Jackson, the 11-time NBA winner, to gauge his interest in coaching Cleveland.