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Cavaliers, Brown OK deal to bring back coach back to Cleveland

CBSSports.com wire reports
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With a little help from LeBron, Brown led the Cavs to the playoffs five times in five years. (USATSI)
With a little help from LeBron, Brown led the Cavs to the playoffs five times in five years. (USATSI)

A person with knowledge of the situation tells the Associated Press that Mike Brown has agreed in principle to a contract with the Cavaliers to return as their coach for a second time.

Brown has not yet signed his new deal, but has agreed to take the job, according to the person who spoke Tuesday on condition of anonymity because negotiations were ongoing. The person said Brown's hiring could be announced Wednesday.

Brown went 272-138 and went to the playoffs all five season with the Cavs, teaming with LeBron James on a run to the NBA Finals in 2007. He was fired after the Cavs lost to Boston in the 2010 Eastern Conference semifinals. He spent one full season with the Lakers and was fired by Los Angeles five games into this season.

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