Mar 20, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Milwaukee Bucks head coach Larry Drew calls out to his players against the Golden State Warriors during the fourth quarter at Oracle Arena. The Golden State Warriors defeated the Milwaukee Bucks 115-110. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland Cavaliers to hire Larry Drew as David Blatt assistant?

The Cleveland Cavaliers are still trying to find roster pieces to add to their team and make LeBron James even better than he was the first time around when he played for the team back in the early to late 2000s.

But while adding players to the roster is key, so too is having the right coaching in place, and that means getting new head coach David Blatt the right assistants on his coaching staff to make sure the bench is strong and deep in more ways than just on the depth chart.

According to Gary Washburn of The Boston Globe, the Cavaliers are again being rumored to be adding Larry Drew to the coaching staff, which is something that isn’t the worst idea in the world for a newbie NBA head coach like David Blatt is.

It appears that former Bucks coach Larry Drew, fired in controversial fashion last month when Jason Kidd decided to pursue the job, is making progress in joining David Blatt’s staff with the Cavaliers. Drew has ties with Blatt, who contacted him soon after he was fired by Milwaukee.

This isn’t the first time we’ve heard this rumor and the fact that we’re hearing it again likely means it won’t be the last either. The fact of the matter is, Blatt needs a well rounded staff and may be trying to do what Doc Rivers is doing out west in Los Angeles and assemble a team of past head coaches or assistant coaches to help him get his footing in his first year in the NBA.

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