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Cavs announce return of Mike Brown as head coach

By Jason Lloyd Published: April 24, 2013
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Mike Brown will be introduced as the new coach of the Cavs this afternoon at Cleveland Clinic Courts. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

The Cavaliers announced the return of Mike Brown as coach this morning. The press conference will be held at 2:30 p.m. today at Cleveland Clinic Courts. 

"I am thrilled to return to Cleveland to coach the Cavaliers," Brown said in the release. "The commitment ownership and management have shown in their efforts to build a successful team and organization is deep and I am excited to lead the team forward. Nothing would mean more to me and my family than to help bring success to this very special community and to all of our committed and loyal fans."

From owner Dan Gilbert: "I am more than excited about Mike Brown’s return to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Mike has done nothing but win in this league since he was a first-year assistant many years ago. He is going to instill a much-needed defensive-first philosophy in our young and talented team that is going to serve as our foundation and identity as we continue down the path of building the kind of franchise that competes at a championship level for many years to come."

From GM Chris Grant: "Mike is an excellent head coach and a proven winner. He has a deep understanding of what it takes to succeed as a team and that will be integral to helping us reach our full potential. We are fortunate to have Mike back and I look forward to him leading our team to a very successful future.”

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