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Mike Brown OK with exit from Cavs

Updated: January 13, 2012, 11:03 PM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike Brown would have good reason to harbor bitterness toward the Cleveland Cavaliers.

In five seasons with the Cavs, Brown made the playoffs every year, took the team to the Finals, was named the NBA's coach of the year in 2008-09 after leading Cleveland to a league-best 66 wins, and then followed that up with a 61-win campaign.

All it got him was a pink slip at the end of the 2009-10 season, as Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert let ...

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