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Reports: Tyronn Lue, Lionel Hollins Alvin Gentry all interview with Cavaliers

May 30, 2014, 8:35 PM EDT

Lionel Hollins AP

The Cleveland Cavaliers coaching search — read: their effort to find someone who can get Kyrie Irving and their future No. 1 pick to be the cornerstones of a contender — keeps moving right along.

The team interviewed three candidates this week according to multiple reports — Tyronn Lue, Lionel Hollins and Alvin Gentry.

That is in addition to Chicago Bulls assistant Adrian Griffin who interviewed with the team earlier this week.

Jason Lloyd of the Beacon Journal breaks down Lue and Hollins.

Lue is a former journeyman who played on seven teams during 11 seasons in the NBA. Immediately after retiring, he joined Doc Rivers’ staff with the Boston Celtics, then Rivers took him to Los Angeles before this season.

Hollins, 60, is also a former All-Star and champion as a player who coached the Memphis Grizzlies to 56 wins and guided them to the conference finals last year before his contract was not renewed.

Alvin Gentry works with Lue on Rivers’ staff in Los Angeles — he was the guy primarily in charge of the Clippers’ league-best offense. Previously he was the head coach of the Suns and Clippers.

Cavaliers GM David Griffin is in charge of the process, which is expected to continue for a couple more weeks.

  1. phillytruth - May 30, 2014 at 9:51 PM

    I hope they hire Lue, they can play the clip of Iverson breaking his ankles at the press conference, then stepping over him. Like every city views and steps over Cleveland, such a garbage city

  2. pacodawg - May 30, 2014 at 10:06 PM

    Been great to me philly 200,000 a year, wife, 2 kids, great home. Not garbage at all.

  3. chicagosports2014 - May 30, 2014 at 10:37 PM

    Cleveland probably gonna hire the wrong head coach and draft wrong players again, they really don’t have a eye for picking somebody that fit what their trying to do

  4. stayhigh_247 - May 31, 2014 at 6:41 PM

    Coach Hollins is the man to turn this team into a contender. Nothing against Lue or Gentry, but Hollins doesn’t seem like the the kinda coach that lets a team run wild, like the Mike Brown Cavs were rumored to be. With him and good draft and the right trade, they’re right back in it.

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