The Cavaliers appear to be progressing in their pursuit of former coach Mike Brown as multiple media outlets reported that Brown had dinner on Sunday with Cavs owner Dan Gilbert, who fired him in 2010. WKYC Channel 3 was first to report the meeting.

Messages left for Brown, Gilbert and Brown's agent, Warren LeGarie, were not returned.

Brown is the first candidate to meet with Gilbert since the team fired Byron Scott on Thursday.

Brown told The Plain Dealer on Thursday that he was in no rush to return to coaching since being fired by the Los Angeles Lakers after one season and five games, but he said if the Cavs called he would listen.

Two longtime NBA insiders told The Plain Dealer on Friday that Brown had emerged as the team's top candidate and that the team might move quickly to hire him before another team does.