Mar 8, 2014; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert speaks during the jersey retirement ceremony for Zydrunas Ilgauskas (not pictured) at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Cavaliers interviewing Alvin Gentry, Tyronn Lue for head coach


After not being able to sign John Calipari, the Cleveland Cavs have a couple of other names in mind as it pertains to their head coaching gig.

It appears both Alvin Gentry and Tyronn Lue have taken steps forward, and made it to the second stage of the process in becoming Cleveland Cavaliers head coach, according to NBC Sports. Lionel Hollins, David Blatt, Vinny Del Negro, and Adrian Griffin were originally considered candidates, were not mentioned.

Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski also mentioned said Florida Gators coach Billy Donovan has also been in contact, although he doesn’t seem comfortable making the transition.

It was reported today that Gilbert and the Cavs made Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari a monster 7 year, $60 million offer, before he signed an extension with Kentucky. Calipari’s deal would have also given him a degree of control over personell

Whoever takes over as head coach will look to improve on the team’s 33 win season, as the team still looks to recover from the loss of LeBron James four years ago. The team has tools to succeed, including Kyrie Irving, Dion Waiters, Tristan Thompson, as well as the number-one overall selection. If they can get increased production and health from Anderson Varejao and Anthony Bennett, the new coach could be in a good position.

The team fired general manager Chris Grant in February, and Mike Brown in May.

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