Daily News - June 24, 2014

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Cavaliers hire Tyronn Lue as associate head coach
Author: Mary Schmitt Boyer
Publication: Plain Dealer

"CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The Cavaliers coaching search came down to finalists David Blatt and Tyronn Lue. Three days after naming Blatt their head coach, the Cavaliers named Lue associate head coach on Monday.

"Over the past several weeks, it became clear that Ty could play a key role in our team's future success,'' general manager David Griffin said in a press release issued by the team. "Ty fits our culture and vision for the franchise. His successful experience as both a player and coach is going to help us tremendously.''

Lue, 37, played 11 seasons in the league, appearing in 554 career games with the Los Angeles Lakers, Washington, Orlando, Houston, Atlanta, Dallas and Milwaukee. The former University of Nebraska star played on the 2000 and 2001 Lakers teams that won NBA championships in 2000 and 2001. While Blatt has had a successful coaching career in Europe, he has never coached in the NBA so building a staff full of experienced assistants will be key." - CLICK HERE to read full story.


Dear David Blatt: Cleveland Cavaliers fans are really pulling for you
Author: Terry Pluto
Publication: Plain Dealer

"CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Dear David Blatt,

Welcome to town, where you are the newest coach -- but not by much.

There are three local franchises, and the Tribe's Terry Francona is a Cleveland institution as he approaches the middle of his second season." - CLICK HERE to read full story.


Cleveland Cavaliers stage annual draft party at The Q on Thursday
Author: Mary Schmitt Boyer
Publication: Plain Dealer

"CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A night full of fun awaits Cavaliers fans who attend the team's annual draft party on Thursday night at The Q. Doors open at 6 p.m. Draft coverage begins at 7 p.m., with the Cavs expected to make their pick shortly after 7:30 p.m.

Fans can enjoy the Cavs game entertainment team -- in-arena hosts Ahmaad, Nicole and Olivier, the Cavalier Girls, Scream Team, mascots Moondog and Sir C.C -- along with analysis by Fox Sports Ohio's Cavaliers Live co-hosts Jeff Phelps and Campy Russell and team game broadcasters Jim Chones and Austin Carr." - CLICK HERE to read full story.


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