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June 1, 2005 - 11:32pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
Turns out... the rumors are true.

Mike Brown will be LeBron James' next head coach.

Cleveland officially announced the hiring of the former Pacer assistant on Wednesday. Brown is credited with installing the 6th-ranked defense in the league for Indiana. He becomes the NBA's second-youngest head coach to New Jersey's Lawrence Frank.
June 1, 2005 - 12:12am
6 years 3 weeks ago
Cleveland won on Tuesday night, but in a way, the Indians also lost.

Buddy Bell leaves the team for Kansas City. He becomes the Royals' manager after serving as Cleveland's bench coach.

Bell and his managing experience with Detroit and Colorado replace Tony Pena.

The Indians also lost Juan Gonzalez to injury... again. The outfielder hadn't played in over a year, and was coming back from a strained hamstring. He then suffered the same injury running down the...
May 30, 2005 - 9:46pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
There's a Gilbert Brown in the NFL.

There's also an NFL team called the Cleveland Browns.

Transfer that to the NBA, and there's a possibility Dan Gilbert is trying to build a mix with all those names.

On one hand, Larry Brown ducked out of Detroit's practice for the Eastern Conference Finals before reporters could ask him about rumors that say he could be Cleveland's next president of basketball operations.

On the other, ESPN.com reports... Pacers...
May 30, 2005 - 12:30am
6 years 3 weeks ago
Cleveland was persistent in getting a head coach with the last name "Brown."

After getting rebuffed in their efforts for Pistons' head coach Larry Brown, the Cleveland Plain-Dealer reports that, according to a source, Mike Brown will be introduced as the Cavs' head coach sometime this week.

Brown is currently an assistant on the Indiana staff. He is credited for developing a defense that gave up the sixth fewest points a game this past season.

Brown has been an...
May 26, 2005 - 12:54am
6 years 3 weeks ago
This year Major League Baseball implemented new drug testing policies to help prevent substance abuse violations. The Ohio State University is doing the same.

Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel made statements Tuesday in regards to the university's new approah to drug testing.

Previously, the university only tested athletes once a year with the possibilty of random drug tests. Under the new plan Ohio State will not only perform more random tests throughout the year,...
May 24, 2005 - 4:22pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
Zanesville boys' basketball coach Scott Aronhalt told WHIZ Tuesday that he turned down the Jackson (Massillon) job and will remain with the Blue Devils, probably for the rest of his career.

"I only explored another job because I wanted what was best for my family," Aronhalt said. "Well, my dad (who is 83 years old and lives in Coshocton) can still drive down for all the home games. And I know the kind of effort it puts in to build a program.

"That just wouldn't be fair...
May 23, 2005 - 6:00pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
Turns out the family trip to Newport, RI may have been the graduation of another Aronhalt.

Zanesville boys' basketball coach Scott Aronhalt says he will decide by tomorrow whether to accept the head coaching position at Jackson (Massillon) high school or remain at Zanesville.

"It's 50/50 right now," Aronhalt told WHIZ Monday.

Aronhalt, ZHS' head coach since 1990, says the Jackson school board offered him the position last week. It is the first time in his...
May 23, 2005 - 12:02am
6 years 3 weeks ago
DL Tim Schafer becomes the 3rd OSU football player to get in trouble with the law in the last two weeks.

Police charge Schafer with disorderly conduct on Saturday morning after the junior was found in an alley fighting another man outside a Columbus bar in the Arena District.

Other Buckeyes to get in trouble with the law... kicker Jonathan Skeete for marijuana trafficking, and RB Erik Haw for marijuana possession.
May 19, 2005 - 9:42pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
Former Ohio State defensive end Jim Houston is one of 11 college football players elected to the Hall of Fame.

Houston was a three-year starter for the Buckeyes in the late 1950s. He was a part of the 1957 national championship team.

Houston was selected to four pro bowls in 13 NFL seasons with the Cleveland Browns. He is the 20th Ohio State player to be elected to the college football Hall of Fame.
May 19, 2005 - 9:39pm
6 years 3 weeks ago
The big secret is out.

Kellen Winslow II will miss the upcoming season after tearing his ACL in a motorcycle accident earlier this month, several sources reported Thursday.

The Browns' tight end played only two games his rookie season after breaking his leg in the final seconds of a game in Dallas. Winslow received the largest contract ($40 million) for a rookie tight end in NFL history. He may be required to give up millions of dollars from his guaranteed signing bonus...
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