The Cavaliers have informally discussed their head-coaching opening with Mike Brown, a source said.

That could change soon. WKYC-TV 3 reported that Brown will have dinner with Cavs majority owner Dan Gilbert on Sunday.

Media reports have run rampant about the Cavs’ interest in their former coach. It might be a bit overblown, but he might be the top coaching candidate for the job vacated by Byron Scott. Scott, who was fired after three seasons on Thursday, said he was returning to Los Angeles on Saturday.

The Cavs might have some competition for Brown’s services. If the Atlanta Hawks fail to get out of the first round of the playoffs — they aren’t favored to beat Indiana — they could make a coaching move with Larry Drew. Brown would be the Hawks’ first choice, a source said, and be reunited with Hawks general manager Danny Ferry.
Brown compiled a 272-138 record with the Cavs (.663) in five seasons with the Cavs.

A source close to former Miami and Orlando coach Stan Van Gundy said Van Gundy has no interest in coaching any of the three current openings in the NBA: in Philadelphia, Detroit or Cleveland.

Ex-Portland and Seattle coach Nate McMillan might have some interest in the Cavs' job, but if the Sacramento Kings move to Seattle, he'd be earmarked for that position.

Former Milwaukee coach Scott Skiles is available. He's hard-nosed and a defensive coach, but he is known to wear down everyone around him with his relentless style.

There are several up-and-coming assistant coaches who could draw interest from Cavs general manager Chris Grant. One of them could be Denver assistant coach Melvin Hunt, who spent several years on Brown's staff in Cleveland.