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Cavs coach Mike Brown wants to survive scrimmage healthy

By Jason Lloyd Published: October 4, 2013

INDEPENDENCE: Mike Brown has one goal for Saturday's Wine & Gold scrimmage -- survive.

"Stay healthy, that's it," Brown said. "It's another practice for us and you hope nobody gets hurt. Obviously you want everybody to have a good time. A lot of military families are coming, so you want to show your appreciation for what they do for us on a daily basis. That type of stuff is the norm, but for us, let's get through this healthy and then get something out of it."

Brown hasn't decided yet how he's going to divide the rosters for the scrimmage, which is closed to the public. Only military members and their families will have tickets, but the game will be streamed live on Cavs.com. 

Brown's father retired from the Air Force after 20-plus years and lived in Germany as a child, so the idea of opening the scrimmage only to military families hits close to him.

"With what’s going on in the world today and what the families have to go through, if you can show them your appreciation in any way, shape or form you’d love to do it," he said. "Hopefully they enjoy it tomorrow."

The game will consist of two 20-minute halves and it's Brown's discretion if he wants to add more time. But given his stated goal of just getting out healthy, that seems unlikely.

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