Cavs Lenny Wilkins to get his coaching due during All-Star weekend

Cavs Lenny Wilkins (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)
Cavs Lenny Wilkins (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images) /

Lenny Wilkins, who coached the Cavs from 1986-1993 will get his due as one of the league’s 15 greatest coaches of all-time when the NBA celebrates it’s 75th anniversary during All-Star weekend in Cleveland.

Wilkins was also named to the prestigious 75th anniversary team. He was also named one of the league’s 50 greatest players back in 1997.

On the sideline, Wilkins enjoyed success before coming to Cleveland, winning the 1979 NBA title with the Seattle Supersonics as a player-coach.

With the Cavs, his teams were regularly in contention. Unfortunately, those squads could never top Michael Jordan.

Wilkins one held the title of most wins by a coach (1,332), but was surpassed by Don Nelson (1,335).

Even though he had more success with the Sonics, and a longer career with the Hawks, I’ll always associate him with those great Cavs teams of the late 1980s and early 1990s.

Myles Garrett will compete in the NBA All-Star celebrity  game. Didn’t Kevin Stefanski retire Garrett from playing basketball back in June after the DE posted pics to Instagram showcasing his talent?

And you know Garrett’s not going to take it easy with the cameras on. He obviously loves the game and is good at it. Think he might be interested in winning the MVP in the city he plays professionally? Think he’ll dunk over country music’s Jimmie Allen if given the chance? You know it.

As Browns fans, we know how this goes, so  please, please, please, Myles. Don’t get hurt.

The latest NBA rookie rankings are out and Evan Mobley remains No. 1. No. 2 pick Jalen Green isn’t even in the top 10. Green may still be great, but a lot of time in sports, sometimes you just need a little luck–and the Cavs found the four-leaf clover.

The Cavs have there 3-point shooting titles to their credit:  Mark Price is the easy one, and won it twice in back-to-back years, while Kyrie Irving claimed the trophy, too.

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But which current Cav won it before he got to Cleveland? If you said Kevin Love, bingo. He won it while with the Timberwolves. It’s an interesting trivia question because while Love was always a good shooter, you don’t consider him as someone who could win the competition.