Mike Brown and the Cleveland Cavaliers continue to discuss the terms of his agreement to return as the team's coach, and Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski reports it to be a five-year, $20 million contract. That would include a final year buyout option.
Warren LeGarie, Brown's agent, has apparently been working on helping out the Los Angeles Lakers, who still owe Brown $11 million after he was fired five games into the 2012-13 season. Part of the ongoing discussions of the new contract with the Cavs would be, in part, to satisfy the salary from the original deal Brown signed with Los Angeles, according to CBS Sports' Ken Berger.
The Lakers in 2011 signed Brown to a three-year, $18 million deal with a partially-guaranteed fourth year.
Brown coached the Lakers for one full year in 2011-12 during the lockout-shortened season before limping to his end with a 1-4 start in his second year in Los Angeles. Mike D'Antoni, also a client of LeGarie, replaced Brown as the Lakers' head coach.
Prior to his brief stint in Los Angeles, Brown was coaching the Cavaliers from 2005-11 and was fired despite helping Cleveland to two 60-plus-win seasons in a row.