Jan 9, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers mascot Moondog and the Scream Team perform during a timeout against the Atlanta Hawks at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland Cavaliers want to hit 'home run' with next head coach

The Cleveland Cavaliers were already a solid destination for a prospective coach before winning the NBA’s draft lottery on Tuesday night.

Now equipped with the top overall pick alongside Kyrie Irving, Dion Waiters, Anthony Bennett and a mass amount of salary cap space, the already promising Cavaliers head coaching job has become coveted by those looking for a job.

As for the Cavaliers, they’re looking to hit a ‘home run’ with the hiring, likely bringing in an established coach to help the youth filled roster.

A source told Sporting News that, after slogging through with Byron Scott and Mike Brown for the last nine seasons, the Cavaliers were, “looking to hit a home run,” with their next coaching hire, hoping to attract a big name to the job. The lottery result makes it that much easier to bring in a coach.

Rumored candidates include former Memphis Grizzlies head coach Lionel Hollins and 2012-13 NBA Coach of the Year award winner George Karl.

Karl has actually already stated his desire for the job, though, there may be concerns over how he handled player issues with the Denver Nuggets which may or may not have resulted in his firing despite being named the NBA’s best coach in ’12-13.

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