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: Cavs Deciding Between Lue and Blatt for Head Coach


Brian Windhorst may cover the Miami Heat full time but his ear is still in on all things Cleveland Cavaliers. He just reported that the Cavs are deciding between Tyronn Lue and David Blatt:

Both of these candidates have interesting backgrounds. Lue as a former player with assistant coach experience and Blatt as a very successful head coach in Europe but zero experience in the NBA. Either one would be a first time NBA Head Coach. The Cavs have turned over many rocks to find the right coach this time. Lue and Blatt both have their share of backers in the league and on Twitter.

It looks like the Cavs are searching out as much information as possible on Blatt, which makes sense since Lue has been in and around the NBA for years:

That could be read in two ways: Either the Cavs want to make sure Blatt is the right guy or they are looking to make sure they are making the right decision on Lue. It seems more likely that the first is true. The Cavs have information, want to hire Blatt but want to make sure they check with as many people as possible.

If the report is true the idea of Mark Jackson or David Fizdale, reportedly LeBron James first choices, are out the window. Doesn’t mean anything in particular regarding James but could mean the Cavs are looking to make the best decision for their team as possible with either Blatt or Lue.

If true, who do you prefer?

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  • Ophir Haroche

    Blatt is better, with all the respect to lue, he has a long long way to go before he can even be considered a coach in Blatt’s level. Blatt’s zero NBA experience is in my opinion a pro because he will not be a puppet coach like many others in the NBA but nor will he make the players strike after one practice like some serbian coaches.