Mar 4, 2014; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Los Angeles Clippers assistant coach Tyronn Lue against the Phoenix Suns at the US Airways Center. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Cleveland Cavaliers Coaching Search Down to 3

The Cleveland Cavaliers’ coaching search has gone on for a long time, sometimes many have believed they haven’t had a plan at all. Yet, much like the Cleveland Browns did, it seems like the Cavs are scouring every candidate to find the right one for their plan moving forward. It looks like their search is down to 3:

The candidates are very unique with all 3 having different aspects that seem to make them a quality candidate.

Tyronn Lue - Played in the NBA and has been an assistant coach in the NBA including under Doc Rivers and working with Chris Paul. Lue would be a first time head coach but has experience that will help him working with Kyrie Irving.

Alvin Gentry - Has been a head coach in the NBA, is familiar with the system that GM David Griffin wants to run and has years of coaching experience. His coaching resume isn’t overwhelming either way but .500 record would be a huge upgrade over the past.

David Blatt - Blatt is little known in the states but has been a high level head coach internationally. Transitioning to the NBA could be problematic but success tends to follow Blatt and his system should transfer relatively easily.

It is still possible that Mark Price, Mark Jackson and candidates not named Mark off of the Spurs or Heat could get in the running for the job. The Cavs do not seem to be in a hurry to make their decision and now are only in competition with the Lakers for head coaching candidates.

Of the 3 which do you prefer the Cavs to hire?


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  • Joe

    Jim Cleamons is now too old to be considered for a head-coaching position.
    However, the Cavs should be rushing to hire him as a player-development director and consultant to
    Griffin, Jackson, Lue, or Price.
    Hiring Cleamons, who may be the best tutor in the history of the game would greatly ease the adjustment to the NBA that a first-time coach would have to make.
    Dennis Hopson and Tony Campbell at Ohio State were two of the rawest freshmen I ever saw, but both were All-Americans by graduation after tutoring by Cleamons and Eldon Miller.
    Michael Jordan improved year-after-year when Cleamons assisted Phil Jackson in Chicago.
    Kobie Bryant grew by leaps and bounds when Jim assisted in LA.
    Jim is an Ohio native and played for the Cavs on some of the franchise’s early teams (72-77).
    Jim shared guard duties with Austin Carr and played with Campy Russell, Jim Chones & Nate Thurmond.
    Hire Jim as an aide to a new, young coach, either Mark Price, Griffin, or Lue.
    (Jackson could use Jim as much or more than the others if Mark maintains an open mind and accepts constructive criticism.)

    • Jared Mueller

      What is Jim up to now?