Daily News - August 23, 2014

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Terry's Talkin' about the Cleveland Browns, Johnny Manziel, Cavs coaches, and the Indians
Author: Terry Pluto
Publication: Plain Dealer


No once can accuse new Cavs head coach David Blatt of hiring his friends. All of his coaches have NBA experience. None come from the Euroleague, where Blatt made his reputation coaching Macabbi Tel Aviv.

When the Cavs interviewed Blatt, one of the first things he said was they needed to hire a staff that knew the NBA. The Cavs also believed it was important to have former players on the coaching staff. Blatt is an unknown to virtually everyone on the roster.

With that in mind..." - CLICK HERE to read full story.

Jason Lloyd: Cavaliers’ overhaul seems more like Celtics than Heat
Author: Jason Lloyd
Publication: Akron Beacon Journal

"When the Cavaliers stand before the NBA on Saturday and declare Kevin Love is coming to Cleveland, the most remarkable summer overhaul in recent history will be complete.

The Cavs will have the Minnesota Timberwolves to thank, just as the Boston Celtics did before them. The Celtics, not the 2010 Miami Heat, were the last team to reshape their roster this dramatically in one summer. The Heat were a playoff team the year before LeBron James and Chris Bosh arrived. The Celtics transformed overnight from a 24-win team into NBA champions." - CLICK HERE to read full story.

Kyrie Irving named to U.S. national team, will compete in FIBA World Cup
Author: Jason Lloyd
Publication: Akron Beacon Journal

"Kyrie Irving made the United States national team, as expected, and will travel to Spain to compete in the FIBA World Cup.

Team USA announced the final roster in the early hours of Saturday morning. It included Irving and former Most Valuable Player Derrick Rose at point guard, but omitted another Rookie of the Year in Damian Lillard.

Irving totaled 29 points and 15 assists in Team USA’s three exhibition games, including Friday’s 112-86 victory against Puerto Rico. The roster cuts of Lillard, Gordon Hayward, Chandler Parsons and Kyle Korver were announced hours later." - CLICK HERE to read full story.

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