Los Angeles Clippers assistant coach Tyronn Lue (right) and head coach Doc Rivers against the Phoenix Suns at the US Airways Center. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: David Blatt and Tyronn Lue emerge as leading candidates for Cleveland Cavaliers

The great majority of discussion surrounding the Cleveland Cavaliers at the moment centers around who the team will select (especially with the recent Joel Embiid news) with the top pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. However, the Cavs are also in the midst of an in-depth search for the next head coach, and a report has surfaced that the organization will be choosing between Los Angeles Clippers assistant coach Tyronn Lue and former Maccabi Tel Aviv head coach David Blatt.


ESPN’s Brian Windhorst reports that the Cavs have narrowed their search to the two candidates, and it isn’t a terrible surprise. Word broke that the team was “impressed” with Lue after his initial interview, and Cleveland brought the long-time NBA point guard back for a second interview approximately a week ago.

In the case of David Blatt, it has been well-documented that the well-respected European coach is headed for the NBA in some capacity, and one of his first interviews was reportedly with the Cavs last week. It would be a bit of a gamble to go with a coach with zero NBA experience in any capacity, but Blatt is considered to be an innovator in the profession, and some believe that he would be the best available candidate for a number of open head coaching positions.

The Cavs could have a new “man in charge” in the very near future, and that coach will have an interesting and dynamic roster at his disposal.

Tags: Cleveland Cavaliers David Blatt Los Angeles Clippers Tyronn Lue

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