With Stan Van Gundy in Detroit and Steve Kerr out west in Oakland, the NBA coaching dominos are starting to fall and the two biggest names are off the market. But while those two team have found coaches, there are still number of franchises who have not and that will lead to some of the second tier names getting pursed even harder than they were before.
But while NBA teams may want certain coaches, that doesn’t mean a coach wants the job.
According to Mary Schmitt Boyer of The Plain Dealer, the Cleveland Cavaliers don’t seem to be on the radar for Kevin Ollie as the UConn coach continues to assert his loyalty to the university he coaches for.
We heard Ollie say how much he loves UConn this week and he’s been showing no signs of temptation when it comes to being seduced by the bright lights of the NBA. Coaching at UConn and coaching in the NBA are two entirely different animals as the leash at he pro level is al to shorter than it is in Connecticut.
Still, we will eventually see Ollie bounce over to the NBA again, but it might not be for at least a few years. Even if Ollie was interested in coming to the NBA, given the hype around his name he’d likely snag a much better job than one with the Cleveland Cavaliers.