Latest On Cavs Coaching Search

May 14 at 4:16pm CST By Chuck Myron

4:16pm: There’s no front-runner for the Cavs job, and the team doesn’t have a “short list,” either, tweets Sam Amico of Fox Sports Ohio, who adds that the team hasn’t spoken to any candidates.

1:45pm: The Cavs are indeed considering Gentry and Del Negro, whose names drew mention earlier as possible candidates, USA Today’s Sam Amick reports (Twitter link).

THURSDAY, 1:00pm: The Cavs have interest in John Calipari, tweets Sam Amico of Fox Sports Ohio. Calipari just reiterated his assertion that he won’t leave Kentucky to Mary Schmitt Boyer of the Plain Dealer, but the Cavs apparently want to test that assertion and see if Calipari, who’s close with LeBron James, will come north.

TUESDAY, 4:04pm: Potential coaching candidates include former Suns coach Scott Skiles, current Suns assistant Jerry Sichting, former Warriors coach Mark Jackson, former NBA Coach of the Year George Karl, and former Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins, who has already expressed an interest in the job, writes Sam Amico of FOX Sports Ohio.

3:20pm: Salary won’t be an issue for the Cavs as they search for a coach, tweets Brian Windhorst of ESPN.com, who suggests the team might be willing to hire a team president as well as a coach and make a run at Kerr.

3:15pm: The Cavs want their next coach to install a faster-paced offense than Mike Brown ran, notes Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports. The Cavs were 18th in pace last season, according to NBA.com.

2:39pm: Bulls assistant coach Adrian Griffin is likely to be a prime candidate to fill the just-created head coaching vacancy in Cleveland, tweets Sam Amick of USA Today. Griffin and Cavs small forward Luol Deng, set to hit free agency in July, were together with the Bulls, as Amick notes.

Griffin has been linked to the Jazz’s opening as well. He was a candidate for head coaching jobs with the Sixers and Pistons last year and the Blazers in 2012. Griffin isn’t related to David Griffin, who had the interim tag removed from his GM title in Cleveland.

David Griffin’s experience in Phoenix, where he worked for 17 years before joining the Cavs front office, gives him ties to a number of possible candidates. Marc Stein of ESPN.com names Mike D’Antoni, Vinny Del Negro and Clippers assistant Alvin Gentry among them, though it appears as though none of them are candidates for the Cavs opening quiet yet (Twitter links).

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