The Cleveland Cavaliers are not the first NBA team to see Jordan’s older brother, Jayon, take up a leadership role.
A decade ago, the team signed former Utah Jazz big man Marko Jaric to play alongside LeBron James and the rest of the Cleveland Cavaliers, while his older brother was in the midst of a four-year stretch in the NBA.
Jayon was an integral part of the Jazz’s championship team in 2007 and 2008, and he helped the team reach the playoffs three times in his four years with the team.
After leaving the Jazz in 2012, Jayons brother became an NBA coach, and that was a huge opportunity for the Cleveland Browns, who were in need of a coach.
With the Browns struggling to find a coach and a new coach in general, Browns coach Hue Jackson decided to make Jayon his new assistant coach.
The Browns have had success with Jayon as the team’s offensive coordinator in the past two years, as he has helped the Browns run the ball effectively in the postseason.
However, the Browns have not been successful with Jayons offensive game plan since his departure, as the Browns rank 28th in the league in rushing with 1,724 yards.
Jayons younger brother, Marko, is one of the Browns most productive players with 1.8 yards per carry this season.
The Browns will likely have a new offensive coordinator for the first time since Jayon left the team, as Josh McDaniels will be working under Jackson.
When the Browns lost to the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday night, Jayron’s younger brother and current Browns assistant coach, Josh McDermott, was the only coach who did not take the field in the first quarter.
That was a big loss for the Browns, as McDermott is one the team needs to keep the offense rolling.
Jayon, who has been an assistant with the Browns since 2015, is a former Utah Utah Jazz assistant and currently serves as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.
Jayson, a 6-foot-3 guard from El Paso, Texas, is averaging 6.9 points per game, shooting 54.2 percent from the field, 41.6 percent from beyond the arc and 48.6 from the 3-point line.
He has been a key piece to the offense since joining the Utah Jazz in 2015.
He has made over 500 field goals, making over 200 free throws, making 2,976 of his 3,200 career 3-pointers and making a total of 6,988 of his 6,950 career 3s.
After spending the last four years in the college ranks, the 26-year-old has spent his first three years with his younger brother.
Jayron was selected by the New Orleans Pelicans in the second round (No. 74 overall) of the 2014 NBA Draft and was selected in the fifth round (99th overall) in the 2017 NBA Draft.
He played two seasons for the Pelicans and averaged 11.4 points per outing, but struggled mightily last season.
Jayson was also suspended for the team for violating team rules after his suspension was announced, and was released by the Pelicans last month.
“I am so excited to have my brother, the great Jayson, join the Cleveland coaching staff,” Browns head coach Hue Jampol said.
“We are looking forward to helping our young young man in this role.
A former Utah State University standout, Jayson has played in four NCAA tournaments, including a pair of titles, two of which came in 2016.
He averaged 13.9 ppg last season and was named the 2016-17 Most Improved Player.
Jayoni has also appeared in more than 150 career NBA games, including two MVP awards and three All-Star appearances.