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Former Cavs Coach Mike Brown A Candidate In Indy?

The Indiana Pacers fired head coach Jim O'Brien on Sunday with Indiana 10 games under .500 and clinging to whatever playoffs hopes they have.  Frank Vogel was named their interim coach for the rest of the season, though he'll likely be gone shortly after the Pacers are done as well.

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It hasn't taken long for Mike Brown - former head coach of the Cavaliers and former Pacers assistant - to supposedly move to the head of the list to replace O'Brien in Indy.

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Tom Ziller of SBNation.com has more about what is happening in Indianapolis, but after seeing how everything went down this summer with LeBron James it is hard not to pull for Brown.  Sure, he had his faults as a coach, but I think we are finding out that he did a lot more with a lot less than many of us thought - even with LeBron James.

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Brown was 272-138 during his five years with the Cavaliers and went to the NBA Playoffs all five seasons.  He was the 2009 NBA Coach of the Year and led the Cavaliers to the 2007 NBA Finals.

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