Brown can't win, even with a title

Brown can't win, even with a title

There are 11 comments on the GoErie.com story from May 21, 2008, titled Brown can't win, even with a title. In it, GoErie.com reports that:

Mike Brown knows this. He's just too nice of a guy to say it. I'll say it for him.

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Next Year

Cleveland, OH

#1 May 21, 2008
The author does not seem to get the point. It's almost as if he has not talked to any cavs fans and is making his own incorrect assumptions. 99% of all cavs fans are not upset that we aren't running a phoenix-style offense and scoring 120 a night. We are upset that we add no creativity to our offensive sets, thus making it incredibly easy for the other team to prepare defensively. What do we accomplish by spreading the floor and just giving it to lebron 10 yards from the 3pt line? All good defensive teams (boston/detroit) have to do is practice how to guard double lebron off of this one overused play that just tells the other team "hey, im going to run around a high screen and head straight to the basket... get ready". Why not run multiple screens while passing out and back into lebron, or have delonte control the ball while running plays to get lebron open closer to the basket, or just have everybody run around waving their hands to at least confuse the opponents before lebron makes his obvious drive? It's just uncreative, terrible offense no matter which way you look at it. We don't need to take risks on defense to create fast breaks, but in a half court set, you need great offensive plays to get players open.

So, yes, in the end I will give credit to lebron for almost every win and Mike Brown credit for every loss. After all, lebron is helping us win despite our defensive coordinator... er... I mean coach.
jtfrueh

Lima, OH

#2 May 21, 2008
Danny Ferry must take on some of the blame if Cleveland can't get a title. They need to look at getting an offensive minded assistant coach who can work with Brown.
Michael

San Diego, CA

#3 May 21, 2008
Duane, you spell out Mike Brown's dilemma. It't the same for all of us - owner, management, coaches, players and even us fans. Somehow we let LeBron down. Dan Gilbert makes a good point in his teleconference - "Don't confuse the means with the end." For Dan - the man with the money on the other end of all those player contracts - winning isn't some simple formula. Cleveland and Akron are great places filled with good people - from which LeBron can conquer the world. Believe it. LeBron does. It isn't this place that keeps us from winning. Remember Dominique Wilkins, Sydney Moncrief, Mark Aguirre, the twin towers of Ralph Sampson and Hakeem Olajuwon, the early years of Michael Jordan (before he shaved his head) and Isiah Thomas (before Dennis Rodman) and there were so many more - great players with great heart and no championships. It isn't pure talent that keeps us from winning. The job of holding a team together this year must have been overwhelming at times - remember when we barely met the league minimum for elgible players (we risked forfeiting a game). So it's not Mike Brown and his staff. All we needed was the hot hand - Boobie's "can't miss three", anything. Please don't say LeBron monopolizes the ball and his team mates are frustrated. LeBron ended the season with the highest assist average on the team and he has been their ticket to winning in the postseason. Only Big Ben could claim he has been farther on his own (Ben showed flashes of brilliance through the playoffs. I feel for Damon Jones - hang in there brother. Bottomline? Losing is bittersweet. LeBron will have a great time in China winning gold for the US this summer. The rest of us should start the wind sprints and weights now as next season is only a few months away. We are fighting for home court advantage. A true point guard out of the draft would be nice. One can dream can't one. Let's hope that Z's feet hold up another year. And let's cheer for our team - GO CAVS.
Tar-Heel

United States

#4 May 21, 2008
Brown being a super nice guy will not get the job done. And if Avery Johnson goes to the Bulls? Along with the number draft pick! I project that Goodon will be for the Bull's just another one that got away. And the Cav's still are with a coach that is not the quick I.Q. one to take it all the way.

In my oppinion, Ferry should already have been in contact with A.J.

And Gilbert??? Whatever.
darick

Bedford, OH

#5 May 21, 2008
did james say he wanted to leave the cavs
sportsnut32

Athens, OH

#6 May 21, 2008
I don't get it. Is Gilbert really saying LeBron is
not important? That he is not concerned that LeBron
might leave? Someone, please explain.
Wolves87

Omaha, NE

#7 May 22, 2008
Tar-Heel wrote:
Brown being a super nice guy will not get the job done. And if Avery Johnson goes to the Bulls? Along with the number draft pick! I project that Goodon will be for the Bull's just another one that got away. And the Cav's still are with a coach that is not the quick I.Q. one to take it all the way.
In my oppinion, Ferry should already have been in contact with A.J.
And Gilbert??? Whatever.
Are you kidding? Avery Johnson? This is a coach who had the best record in the NBA and lost in the first round. You want Danny Ferry to call him? Apparently, you haven't watched too many NBA games featuring either Dallas or Cleveland.

Mike Brown's offense may be a little vanilla, but to say he doesn have the quick I.Q. is ludicrous. Mike Brown makes adjustments as well as anyone in the NBA.

It is quite unfair that Brown can only shoulder the blame. He knows this and accepts this. He is truly too classy to say anything. To be sure, the Cavs competed with Boston and very easily could have won game 7 and it just didn't bounce their way.

Oh yeah and Gilbert is the one who signs the checks and his is the opinion that matters.

Tar-heel...Whatever?!?!?!!?!
Wolves87

Omaha, NE

#8 May 22, 2008
AJ had the best record a year ago and lost in the first round to GOLDEN STATE.
Tony O

Bronx, NY

#9 May 22, 2008
James is a native of Akron as far as I know, and also he always said that he loves Ohio and Cavs and wants to wn titles for his beloved city and State and his off course beloved Cavs that we all love, so to those New Yorkers that love to steal James, they can go to hell+, also they had a super star in names of Bernard King. Did they win a title with him on board? nop they didn't. cavs needs to improve, read my lips improve. Danny Ferry knows that better than anybody. This is the year of Danny. Go Cavs.
LUIGI

Philippines

#10 May 23, 2008
they should get another go to guy to win a title
hey

Cainta, Philippines

#11 May 23, 2008
dont u ever trade klj to athers team.. that coz cavz go crazy

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