It takes a big man to admit he made a mistake, even more so when he has to do it in public.
Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert, was forced to fall on his sword and admit that firing Mike Brown was an error in judgement after the recently re-hired coach was dismissed following three consecutive 60-win seasons, per the Akron Beacon Journal.
“Yeah, it was a mistake,” Gilbert said Wednesday at Brown’s reintroductory news conference. “When you get the benefit of hindsight, it was a mistake. We’re very happy that we get to rectify any position we took back then by Mike being available right now.”
It is believed that Gilbert fired Brown because he was under the impression that the move would’ve gone a long way in retaining Lebron James. Unfortunately, it didn’t work as he expected, which lead to him embarrassing himself further after James decided to go to Miami.
Hopefully, this will be the first step in the resurrection of the Cavaliers franchise.