Cavs Extend Brown. But Why Now?

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Mike Brown now has four years to prove himself.
Cavaliers head coach Mike Brown received a gracious two-year contract extension today. His previous agreement was set to expire after the 2008-2009 season. Danny Ferry and Dan Gilbert had been discussing a possible extension since last summer, after the Cavs' startling run to the NBA Finals. But they chose an odd time to finalize the deal. The Cavs stand at a disappointing 19-18, and the offense remains a stagnant repetition of two plays: 1) Give the Ball to LeBron, and 2) Repeat. Sure, the team likely will be in the middle of the Eastern Conference playoff seedings, and Brown has done a fine job on the defensive side of the ball, but it's hard to tell how much impact the man with a million glasses really has had on the team, since James so often appears to single-handedly win games. And perhaps the true measure of the coach won’t even be known until the long list of disappointing players with sick contracts (see: Eric Snow, Donyell Marshall, Damon Jones, Larry Hughes) sojourn to some other team with bad talent evaluation. (Click 'More' to read on).
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