May 30, 2014, 8:35 PM EST
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.
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.
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