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Daily News - June 13, 2014

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Cleveland Cavaliers to interview David Blatt next week for head coach position
Author: Mary Schmitt Boyer
Publication: The Plain Dealer

"CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The Cavaliers will interview Maccabi Tel Aviv coach David Blatt next week, an NBA source told The Plain Dealer on Thursday. Blatt said the same thing to reporter David Pick on Thursday in Israel.

In addition, the source confirmed a Yahoo Sports report that Clippers assistant coach Tyronn Lue would be interviewed for a second time on Friday. Clippers associate head coach Alvin Gentry also will interview a second time on Friday." - CLICK HERE to read full story.


A personal look at Cleveland Cavaliers coaching candidate David Blatt
Author: Mary Schmitt Boyer
Publication: The Plain Dealer

"CLEVELAND, Ohio -- David Blatt came along at just the right time for Tamir Goodman.

"He gave me a shot,'' Goodman said of Blatt, the heralded coach of Maccabi Tel Aviv who resigned that position on Thursday and will interview for the Cavaliers head coaching position next week. "For that, I will be forever grateful.''

Goodman, 32, was dubbed "The Jewish Jordan'' as a young basketball phenom growing up in Baltimore in the 1990s. But his college basketball career was cut short after a serious conflict with coach Mike Hunt at Towson University during his sophomore year in 2001-02." - CLICK HERE to read full story.


If Cleveland Cavaliers want to shake up an underachieving team, Lionel Hollins should be seriously considered -- Bill Livingston
Author: Bill Livingston
Publication: The Plain Dealer

"CLEVELAND, Ohio –- Lionel Hollins was edgy before the word was born.

His coaching style involves sharp words and a relentless willingness to push players beyond their often self-imposed limits. He succeeded beyond all expectations in once downtrodden Memphis, reaching a conference finals, and in the rootin', tootin' NBA West, not the effete East.

Hollins got Zach Randolph to play defense, or at least stop being a low-post sieve. Same with Marc Gasol." - CLICK HERE to read full story.

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