The Cleveland Cavaliers, having just won the right to pick first in the 2014 NBA Draft, don’t only need to figure out which rookie-to-be they want to add to their roster—they also need to find a new coach following the release of Mike Brown. According to Yahoo! Sports, they’ve recently interviewed current Clippers assistant Tyronn Lue for the job.
Los Angeles Clippers assistant Tyronn Lue will interview for the Cleveland Cavaliers’ head-coaching job late next week, league sources told Yahoo Sports.
The Cavaliers had closely examined the college ranks for a head coach, and are now looking at the landscape of NBA assistant coaches and former head coaches.
Cleveland’s opening has grown more appealing with the franchise winning the draft lottery for third time in four years. The Cavaliers have a chance to draft a potential franchise cornerstone with the No. 1 overall pick to go with All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving.
In five years as an assistant under coach Doc Rivers with the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Clippers, Lue has developed into one of the NBA’s most well-regarded young head-coaching prospects.