Former Lakers coach Mike Brown is expected to be the next coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers, according to multiple reports.
Brown took over for Phil Jackson in 2011, managing the Lakers through the lockout-shortened season. After starting the 2012-13 campaign 1-4, Brown was discharged by the team, which eventually replaced him with Mike D'Antoni (after a brief flirtation with Jackson).
The Cavaliers fired Byron Scott on Thursday after the team's 24-58 season.
Brown previously coached the Cavs from 2005 to 2010, making an NBA Finals appearance in 2007 with LeBron James. He was named NBA coach of the year in 2009.
The Lakers still owe Brown in the neighborhood of $6 million to $7 million, his full salary for the 2013-14 season and a partial amount for the following year.