Following the firing of Tyronn Lue, the Cleveland Cavaliers should consider these five good replacements to be their next head coach.
The Cleveland Cavaliers head into the next phase of their second LeBron-less era, looking for another head coach following the surprise firing of Ty Lue after an 0-6 start to the 2018-2019 campaign.
With Dan Gilbert running the team, anything is possible. He came as close as anyone to prying Larry Izzo away from Michigan State. John Calipari’s name surfaced quite a bit before LeBron James returned in 2014.
Gilbert will also do the unthinkable, such as hiring a coach with tons of foreign experience.
There’s no telling which way he’ll go.
In searching for his next coach, Gilbert needs to find someone who can develop players, while managing egos well enough to get through the early losses.
The Cavs aren’t a good team right now, but they do have some compelling assets. Collin Sexton has potential to be really good point guard. Cedi Osman, Larry Nance Jr. and Jordan Clarkson are really promising younger players.
Plus, with the Cavs hitting full tank mode, the team may be in line to grab the No. 1 pick in this summer’s draft.
There could be more dire situations to walk into if you’re looking for a head coaching gig in the world of the NBA, where the average coach last around three years.
As the Cavs continue to rebuild post-LeBron,here’s five candidates the team should consider to replace Ty Lue when they finally hire a permanent head coach.