Cavaliers to Interview Tyronn Lue, Alvin Gentry for Coaching Job

by May 30, 2014

Two Clippers assistants will reportedly interview for the Cleveland Cavaliers’ head coaching vacancy. Tyronn Lue and Alvin Gentry—both members of Doc Rivers’ staff in Los Angeles—are expected to interview for the job in the next few days. Of the two, only Gentry has head coaching experience, having coached the Heat, Pistons, Clippers and Suns. Per the Associated Press:

The Cavaliers are working their way down the Los Angeles Clippers’ bench to maybe find their next coach.


The team will interview Clippers assistants Tyronn Lue and Alvin Gentry over the next two days for their coaching job, a person with knowledge of the meetings told The Associated Press.


Lue, who has spent the past four seasons working under Doc Rivers in Boston and Los Angeles, is meeting with the Cavs on Thursday and Gentry is scheduled to sit down with the Cavs on Friday. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the team is not commenting during its search.


The Cavaliers are looking for their third coach in three years after firing Mike Brown – for the second time – this month following a 33-49 season. The team interviewed Chicago assistant Adrian Griffin on Tuesday and is expected to interview former Memphis coach Lionel Hollins.