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Based upon the past history of winning the NBA Coach of the Year award, and the shortcomings, thus far in the playoffs, Mike Brown has to start thinking if history will repeat itself should the Cavaliers not win the NBA Championship this year.
CoachÂ Â Â Year Award WonÂ TeamÂ Â Â Year Let Go
Rick CarlisleÂ Â 2001-2002Â Â DetroitÂ Â Â 2003
Mike Dâ€™AntoniÂ 2004-2005Â Â PhoenixÂ Â 2007
Avery JohnsonÂ 2005-2006Â Â DallasÂ Â Â 2008
Sam MitchellÂ Â 2006-2007Â Â TorontoÂ Â 2009
Byron ScottÂ Â 2007-2008Â Â New OrleansÂ Â 2009
Mike BrownÂ Â 2008-2009Â Â ClevelandÂ Â ??
As you can see, most of the coaches were given 1 year after they won the award to continue to coach the team to a higher level, and none were able to do this.Â With this in mind, if the Cavaliers can not get by Boston, let alone into the NBA Finals, will Mike Brown be the next man to win this prestigious award, yet will find himself unemployed because he could not duplicate his regular season success into the post season.