CLEVELAND, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Cleveland Cavaliers Coach Mike Brown was given a contract extension Monday but length and financial details of the new deal weren't released by the NBA team.
Brown owns a 119-82 record since taking over the Cavaliers just more than two years ago. He helped the Cavaliers to the NBA finals last season and his 19 playoff wins are the most for any Cavaliers coach.
"Mike Brown brings his high character, work ethic and talent as a coach with him to work every single day," Cleveland General Manager Danny Ferry said. "He has been, and will continue to be, important to our continued growth as a basketball team as we work toward a championship."
Brown was hired by Cleveland on June 2, 2005, signing a three-year contract with an option for a fourth season, which was picked up after the 2005-06 season in which the Cavs reached the Eastern Conference Finals. His current contract was due to expire after the 2008-09 season.