After being fired twice by the Cleveland Cavaliers, it only makes sense that the Cavs are still paying their former coach Mike Brown to coach against them in the NBA Finals. The Golden State Warriors interim coach joined the team as an assistant coach last year, but it may surprise some fans that he is still being paid by the Cavaliers. Brown signed a five-year $20 million contract in 2013 and the Cavs still owe him money. So essentially the Cavs paid Brown to beat them in Game 1 of the NBA Finals.
Let’s see what Twitter was saying about the Cavs still paying Brown.
On Thursday night, Mike Brown won his first-ever Finals game... against a team that will be paying him until 2020. https://t.co/1qfwPw79GQ
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) June 3, 2017
— Dave Barabas (@Dave_Barabas) June 2, 2017
Cavs paying both coaches in the finals, Wild. https://t.co/7mXCmhbUDI
— BaJ (@YoungBAJ) June 3, 2017
Did you guys know Mike Brown is still getting paid by the Cavs?!?!............ 😑 pic.twitter.com/F7af5df1FX
— Zach Rolewicz (@ZachRolo) June 3, 2017
Worst part about the Cavs/Warriors game is that the Cavs were literally paying Mike Brown to beat them. The Cavs are paying him until 2020
— Jesse Klein (@JessKlein1) June 2, 2017
How many times are we gonna be reminded of this. We get it Mike brown used to coach the Cavs and got fired and is now coaching against them
— Joey Martinelli (@Jmart268) June 3, 2017
He got fired... twice
— Peter Wilder (@Petros_filios8) June 3, 2017
Revenge game https://t.co/5CnMqgl6Y5
— Erb Derb (@HumbleTeej) June 2, 2017
Yo Mike brown is the real winner of the NBA finals...collecting checks from the Cavs, Lakers and Warriors...👑💰💸💰 https://t.co/sBNK5VTLAW
— Khaleelah Porome (@kporome) June 2, 2017
I hope he beats the Cavs, great revenge. Lebron was probably responsible for him getting fired. Lebron the "coach" "GM" 😄
— RockandRollMan90 (@SportsNGames90) June 3, 2017
Cleveland did do him dirty. But they still paying him so get that money Mike
— adam pearson (@blk_ninja26) June 3, 2017
Mike Brown reflects on facing the team that fired him in the NBA Finals. pic.twitter.com/sAxbyPM2Hj
— ESPN (@espn) June 3, 2017
Mike Brown got checks from the Cavs & Lakers on his clipboard, he ain't calling any plays...he counting bread. The Warriors run themselves.
— Old Man Strick (@Pacino718) June 3, 2017
Contracts in the NBA need to be restructured.. The #Cavs shouldn't be paying Mike Brown until 2020. Contracts should involve a firing clause
— Jim (@RealJimmyO) June 3, 2017
If Mike Brown beats the Cavs in the Finals, and they're paying him to do so, he moves into Charlie Weis GOAT status in perpetuity.
— Brandon M. Wright (@wrightbm) June 3, 2017
— Joey Tatts ⚜️ (@thejoeyway) June 3, 2017
People seem fascinated Mike Brown is still being paid by Cavs (and will be for years). Here's story of how & why: https://t.co/fT3EWYX5HW
— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) June 3, 2017
Karma is a bitch. This only serves the Cavs right after how they treated Brown, running him out of town twice.