Mark Jackson doesn’t appear to be a candidate for the Cavs’ coaching position, writes Mary Schmitt Boyer of The Plain Dealer. The article notes that although players seemed to love playing for Jackson in Golden State, he has a reputation of being difficult to deal with. Here’s the latest out of Cleveland:
- In the same piece, Schmitt Boyer adds that she believes the Cavs are in for a major overhaul and that no players on the roster are untouchable, even Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters
- Tristan Thompson is frustrated by the Cavs coaching turnover, reveals Schmitt Boyer in a separate article. Whoever the team hires will become Thompson’s third coach in three seasons with the team. “It’s the business of basketball,” said Thompson. “Whenever you lose someone or someone leaves the family it’s tough, but like I tell young guys: It’s the business of basketball.”
- Coaching instability aside, Thompson was glad to see David Griffin officially named GM, notes Schmitt Boyer in the same piece. “Everyone’s excited about that,” said Thompson. “We’re happy that he got the job. He’s been there since we’ve been drafted, just glad that he was able to stay on board.”
Eddie Scarito contributed to this post.