A person familiar with the situation says former Cavaliers coach Mike Brown is interested in returning for a second stint with the team.
Brown, who went to the NBA finals during his five seasons with Cleveland, is "receptive to the idea" of coaching the Cavaliers again, said the person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Saturday because the sides have not yet discussed a possible return.
Brown went 272-138 and went to the playoffs every year with the Cavs, but he was fired after the team was beaten by Boston in the 2010 Eastern Conference semifinals and replaced by Byron Scott. Brown spent one full season with the Los Angeles Lakers, who fired him five games into this season.
Scott was fired earlier this week following his third straight losing season.