Longtime NBA coach Dave Joerger is signing on with the Cavaliers as a coaching consultant, sources inform Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter link).
Charania adds that, next February, Joerger will also coach Team USA during the club’s upcoming FIBA AmeriCup qualifiers.
Joerger has worked in the NBA proper since 2007, when he joined the Grizzlies as an assistant coach under Marc Iavaroni. He was promoted to a head coaching role ahead of the 2013/14 season. Memphis fired Joerger in 2016, and he quickly moved on to a head gig with the Kings, where he served from 2016-19. Over his six seasons as a head coach, Joerger owns a 245-247 regular season record and a 9-13 playoff mark.
Most recently, Joerger was an assistant coach on the 76ers under Doc Rivers, from 2020-23.
Current Cleveland head coach J.B. Bickerstaff led the Cavs to a 51-31 record and the fourth seed in the East last season. The club was quickly excommunicated from the 2023 playoffs by the lower-seeded Knicks in a five-game first-round series.