Nov 27, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert glances at the scoreboard in the second quarter against the Miami Heat at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland Cavaliers Rumors: Coaches don’t want to work for Dan Gilbert


The Cleveland Cavaliers are currently searching for another new head coach thanks to the firing of Mike Brown earlier this week but finding someone to lead the team seems to be easier said than done. Despite Cleveland having some real talent on their roster, head coaches are being scared away by owner Dan Gilbert as they’re unwilling to work for a guy who is as hands on as Gilbert is.

According to Mitch Lawrence of the New York Daily News, potential candidates like Kevin Ollie are turning down work with the Cavaliers because of the way Gilbert runs things and takes total control over every aspect of the team.

Lawrence notes that even with David Griffin being promoted to full-time general manager, the perception is that he’s Dan Gilbert’s puppet and has no power in the front office. This is the type of over barring control that we heard may have scared Steve Kerr away from James Dolan and the New York Knicks.

Gilbert has long been looked at as one of the worst owners in basketball thanks to his hands-on approach that boarders on full-on helicopter parenting and jot’s a situation that coaches clearly are unwilling to step into which doesn’t bode well for the roster of talent wanting to stick around either.

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  • kyle

    Your credibility went out the window when you said thats what scared Ollie away. Check your facts, CAVS NEVER MADE AN OFFER!