Whether you like Mike Brown or not, one thing I think we can all agree on is that Brown is 100% class. It should be no surprise that he remained that way even after his departure. Brown released the following statement today -
The past 5 years have been an exceptional experience. I have been very fortunate to lead a group of men who I respect and thoroughly enjoyed coaching on a daily basis. At the same time, I was able to work alongside a terrific coaching staff and with Danny Ferry and a basketball operations team, all of whom I have a profound respect for. We partnered in creating a culture and a standard that I am, and will continue to be, very proud of. None of which would be possible without the dedication and support of Dan Gilbert. I am thankful for the opportunity that he gave to me and my family. We have a deep appreciation for Northeast Ohio, the Cleveland Cavaliers organization, and the people in this community, and have enjoyed making this our home.
As a Cavaliers fan I wish Mike Brown and his family the best as they move on to his next NBA Home.