Cleveland Cavs interview 5 former NBA players for head coaching post

Cleveland_CavsCleveland Cavs are yet to pick a head coach for the team, and have thus far reportedly interviewed at least five former NBA players.

They include Adrian Griffin, Mark Price, Tyronn Lue, Lionel Hollins, Vinny Del Negro and ex-Golden State Warriors head coach Mark Jackson.

Speaking of Jackson, Cavs’ general manager David Griffin has spoken with Jackson about the team’s coaching vacancy, as reported by ESPN’s Chris Broussard and confirmed by the Plain Dealer’s Mary Schmitt Boyer. No interview has been scheduled.

Jackson returned to ESPN/ABC as a color analyst shortly after being fired by Golden State, but will be let out of his contract if he wants to pursue an opportunity to return to the sidelines.

Jackson declined to comment about Cleveland, but he’s an interesting candidate. He changed the culture in Golden State and completely turned around the defense there.

In three seasons, Jackson compiled a 121-109 record (.526) and twice guided Golden State to the postseason.

The Warriors’ 2013 first-round victory over the Nuggets marked just the second time the franchise has advanced in the playoffs since 1991. Golden State went 51-31 in 2013-14, its first 50-win season since 1993-94.


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