Ever since the Cleveland Cavaliers fired head coach Mike Brown for the second time since 2010, there has been a lot of speculation as to who the next head coach could be.
Initially it looked like current Chicago Bulls’ assistant coach Adrian Griffin could be the favorite to land the job. Although he may not be the odds on favorite, Griffin is obviously a contender for the job and so far, is the only candidate to interview for the job.
That, however, is going to change on Thursday.
According to Jason Lloyd of The Akron Beacon-Journal, the Cavaliers will be interviewing current Los Angeles Clippers’ assistant coach Tyronn Lue on Thursday and former Memphis Grizzlies’ coach Lionel Hollins over the Weekend.
Los Angeles Clippers assistant Tyronn Lue will interview with the Cavaliers on Thursday, Yahoo Sports reported. Former Memphis Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins will follow with a weekend visit, a source confirmed, as the Cavs coaching search is expanding.
Lue, 37, is the second candidate to interview, following Bulls assistant Adrian Griffin earlier this week. Like Griffin, Lue is a former journeyman who played on seven teams during 11 seasons in the NBA. Immediately after retiring, he joined Doc Rivers’ staff with the Boston Celtics, then Rivers took him to Los Angeles prior to this season.
After retiring as player (Lue played for the Los Angeles Lakers, Washington Wizards, Orlando Magic (twice), Houston Rockets, Atlanta Hawks, Dallas Mavericks and Milwaukee Bucks) following the 2009 season, Lue became an assistant with the Boston Celtics. Before this season, he followed Doc Rivers to Los Angeles.
Hollins has coached the Memphis Grizzlies on three different occasions, posting a regular record of 214-201 and a playoff record of 18-17.