Source: Cavs Coaching Candidates Include Assistants Vanterpool And Lue
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CLEVELAND (92.3 The Fan) - The Cleveland Cavaliers are expected to speak with NBA assistant coaches David Vanterpool and Tyronn Lue about their head coaching vacancy, a league source confirmed to 92.3 The Fan.
Vanterpool has been an assistant coach for the Portland Trailblazers for the past two seasons under head coach Terry Stotts. The Trailblazers ranked 4th in the NBA in offense last season averaging over 104 points per game while winning 54 games and advancing to the second round of the playoffs.
Prior to joining the Trailblazers Vanterpool spent two years as an assistant under Sam Presti in the Oklahoma City Thunder front office. He also has experience as both a player and assistant coach overseas with CSKA Moscow. Vanterpool appeared in 18 games as a player for the Washington Wizards in 2000-2001.
Vanterpool was a finalist for the Philadelphia 76ers head coaching job last season prior to the 76ers hiring Brett Brown.
Lue is currently an assistant coach with the Los Angeles Clippers under head coach Doc Rivers. Prior to joining the Clippers this season, Lue spent four seasons as an assistant coach for Rivers with the Boston Celtics.
Lue spent 11 years as a point guard for the Lakers, Wizards, Magic, Rockets, Hawks, Mavericks and Bucks.
Lue is believed to be a candidate for the New York Knicks coaching job as well.
General Manager David Griffin is leading the Cavaliers’ search for a new coach after Mike Brown was relieved of his duties on May 13.
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