On Tuesday, the Cleveland Cavaliers made a couple of major decisions. They decided to make their interim general manager, David Griffin, their permanent general manager then decided to part ways with head coach Mike Brown, firing him for the second time since 2010.
Although the Cavaliers say they haven’t narrowed down their list, there have already been a few names associated with the job.
That means Griffin’s first major decision with the Cavaliers will be hiring a new coach. They’re reportedly interested in a few coaches that Griffin is familiar with in Mike D’Antoni (although recent reports suggest he is not a candidate), Vinny Del Negro and Alvin Gentry, could show interest in Mark Jackson, like George Karl and Lionel Hollins and will likely speak to Chicago Bulls’ assistant Adrian Griffin.
Our friends over at Bovada were kind enough to send over their latest odds regarding the Cavaliers’ coaching situation.
Who will be the next Full time Head Coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers?
Adrian Griffin 2/1
Mark Jackson 9/4
George Karl 4/1
Alvin Gentry 5/1
Mike D’Antoni 13/2
Lionel Hollins 7/1
Mike Brown 600/1
It’s no surprise that Griffin is the favorite – he has been part of a Bulls’ staff that had fielded one of, if not the, league’s best defenses over the last few seasons.