The Cleveland Cavaliers are looking at ways they can improve this offseason and that all starts with trying to find a head coach to lead the team into a new era. So far no one has wanted to job and the Cavaliers have literally thrown as much as $80 million at one person and they still refused to take the job.
One candidate for the Cavs job has remained Mark Jackson, who was fired by the Golden State Warriors earlier this offseason. Despite the fact that he seems to be a fit for more than one job in the NBA, he has refused to show any sort of interest in any gigs and that seemingly includes the Cavaliers job which is very much available.
Mark Jackson to 95.7 The Game on report of interest from Cleveland: “Those are nothing but rumors and speculation.”
— Diamond Leung (@diamond83) June 17, 2014
This isn’t in line with what we’ve been hearing the past few weeks as Jackson has apparently been emerging as a candidate and was even reportedly in contact with the Cavaliers about their opening.
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It appears this may have either been misinformation or just missed signals as Jackson wouldn’t openly deny a rumor like this if it wasn’t utterly untrue — which this appears to be. This doesn’t mean he won’t eventually emerge as a candidate but so far he seems content with waiting for a better job which is a big problem for the Cavaliers since most people they talk to share the same sentiment.