CAVALIERS NAME BOB DONEWALD JR. ASSISTANT COACH

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The Cleveland Cavaliers have named Bob Donewald Jr. as an assistant coach, it was announced by Senior Vice President and General Manager Jim Paxson and Head Coach Paul Silas. Donewald joins Mark Osowski and Stephen Silas on Head Coach Paul Silas’ coaching staff.

Donewald rejoins Silas after spending the last two seasons (2001-03) as an assistant coach on his staff with the New Orleans/Charlotte Hornets. During his tenure with the Hornets, he helped the team to a 91-73 record (.555) and two playoff appearances. Donewald also worked with Silas while with the New Jersey Nets during the 1993-94 season as he served as a scout and assistant to Vice President and General Manager Willis Reed.

Prior to coaching in the NBA, Donewald spent five seasons in the British Basketball League (BBL) as a head coach and general manager. In that time, he guided his teams to the championship series on three occasions. Donewald began his coaching career as a student assistant coach at Western Michigan from 1989-93. He also has experience as an assistant coach at Morehead State from 1994-96.