Daily News - June 6, 2014

Bernie Bickerstaff was honored Thursday as the winner of the National Basketball Coaches Association's Chuck Daly Lifetime Achievement Award.
Jesse D. Garrabrant

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What are the Cleveland Cavaliers waiting for in their coaching search? Hey, Mary!
Author: Mary Schmitt Boyer
Publication: Plain Dealer

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Got a question about the Cavs? Send it in. Submit your question at cleveland.com/heymary and Plain Dealer Cavs beat writer Mary Schmitt Boyer will choose at least one to answer each week.

Hey, Mary: Do you think the Cavs are waiting for The NBA Finals to be over before hiring a new coach? -- Cee Cee

Hey, Cee Cee: I don't think so. I think they're taking their time and trying to be thorough. The only reason to wait until the end of The Finals would be if they were interested in one of the assistant coaches on either the Spurs or Heat bench. The only name I've heard mentioned is Miami's David Fizdale, but I'm not sure how strong the Cavs interest is. - CLICK HERE to read full story.

Note to Cleveland Cavaliers: Study says ex-players make the best coaches
Author: Mary Schmitt Boyer
Publication: Plain Dealer

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- It appears the Cavaliers have five candidates for their head coaching vacancy. At least it's believed they've interviewed five people to this point -- Adrian Griffin, Tyronn Lue, Alvin Gentry, Vinny Del Negro and Lionel Hollins.

Who should they hire? An up-and-coming assistant like Chicago's Griffin or the Clippers' Lue? Or a proven veteran like Gentry, Del Negro or Hollins? A defensive guy or an offensive one?

A study published in 2008 by Cornell University's ILR School and the University of Warwick suggests that former players make better coaches. Of the five Cavs candidates, only Gentry did not play in the league. - CLICK HERE to read full story.

Cleveland Cavaliers assistant Bernie Bickerstaff wins Chuck Daly Lifetime Achievement Award
Author: Mary Schmitt Boyer
Publication: Plain Dealer

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- When Chuck Daly was fired by Ted Stepien after going 9-32 during a frantic 1981-82 season in which four different men coached the Cavaliers, Bernie Bickerstaff, then a young assistant coach in Washington, picked up the phone and called his friend in Cleveland.

"I told him to hang in there,'' recalled a chuckling Bickerstaff, now an assistant coach with the Cavaliers.

On Thursday, more than 32 years later, Bickerstaff will be presented the 2014 Chuck Daly Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Basketball Coaches Association during Game 1 of The Finals in San Antonio. - CLICK HERE to read full story.

Prospect Profile: Gary Harris
Author: Joe Gabriele
Publication: Cavs.com

PLAYER SUMMARY – With so many college freshman declaring for the Draft, it stands to reason that sophomores are considered to be a bit more polished. Michigan State guard Gary Harris is a perfect example of that – a player who might not have the ridiculous upside but does have a skillset that’s as NBA-ready as anyone at the top of this year’s Draft. - CLICK HERE to read full story.

Cavs Report: On a new coach, Kevin Love and that No. 1 pick
Author: Sam Amico
Publication: FOX Sports Ohio

Some news and notes on the Cavaliers as we move closer to the June 26 NBA Draft:

With the first round of interviews complete, the Cavs could have their new head coach hired within the next 10 days, a source close to the search told FOX Sports Ohio on Wednesday.

It is believed the Cavs have interviewed Clippers assistants Tyronn Lue and Alvin Gentry, and Bulls assistant Adrian Griffin, as well as former head coaches Lionel Hollins and Vinny Del Negro. The Cavs were said to be particularly impressed with Griffin and Lue. - CLICK HERE to read full story.


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