Daily News - May 18, 2014

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A frustrated Tristan Thompson trying to make the best of Cleveland Cavaliers changes
Author: Mary Schmitt Boyer
Publication: Plain Dealer

"CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Cavaliers power forward Tristan Thompson is trying to learn from the team's recent coaching change, even though it means he will be playing for his third coach in three seasons when camp opens this fall.

"It's the business of basketball," Thompson told Doug Smith of the Toronto Star after speaking to a group of youngsters on Saturday morning at the opening of a Nike "House of Hoops'' in the Toronto suburb of Mississauga. "Whenever you lose someone or someone leaves the family it's tough, but like I tell young guys: It's the business of basketball, you always have to prepare for anything, that's why you have to keep working on your game every day and keep getting better."

Thompson admitted the changes were frustrating." - CLICK HERE to read full story.


Jason Lloyd: Rapid turnover of NBA jobs forcing teams to get creative with candidates
Author: Jason Lloyd
Publication: Akron Beacon Journal

"CHICAGO: When the Golden State Warriors handed Steve Kerr $25 million last week to do a job he’s never held before, two growing trends within NBA coaching circles were reinforced: Teams are getting more creative with their candidates list and the trigger-happy owners are paying a premium for their instability.

Both will likely be factors that the Cavs must face as they begin their second coaching search in 13 months.

Since the end of last season, 21 NBA head-coaching vacancies have been created. Rick Adelman retired a few weeks ago and Doc Rivers was traded from Boston last summer. All other openings were created by coaches whose contracts expired, who were fired or resigned before they were fired." - CLICK HERE to read full story.


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