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Sources: Gilbert-Brown meeting went well

04/23 8:47 AM

The Sunday night dinner meeting between Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert and Mike Brown went well, according to sources close to the situation.

The Sunday night dinner meeting between Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert and Mike Brown went well, according to sources close to the situation.

The Cavaliers did not offer Brown the job, a source said.

Cleveland also reached out to Phil Jackson over the weekend, but Jackson's representatives told the team that Jackson has no interest in the Cavs' coaching job, sources said.

Brown and the Cavaliers agreed to deliberate over the situation before speaking again later this week, perhaps as soon as Monday night or Tuesday.

While Cleveland has not yet offered Brown the job, he is the only coach they are currently pursuing, according to sources. They have not reached out to anyone else, besides Jackson.

Cavaliers general manager Chris Grant also attended the meeting, which was held in Detroit.

Brown is expected to be a highly sought-after coach this summer, when several coaching positions are expected to be open.

But sources say he views the Cavs' position as one of the top jobs available, or potentially available, because of All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving and the club's substantial amount of salary-cap space.

While the Cavs certainly were intrigued by Jackson, their contact with him is viewed more as due diligence, as they figured that Jackson would not be interested. Jackson is more interested in taking a front-office position with an NBA team, according to sources.


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