Daily News - May 30, 2014
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Cavaliers to interview Clippers Associate Head Coach Alvin Gentry on Friday
Author: Mary Schmitt Boyer
Publication: Plain Dealer
"CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Los Angeles Clippers associate head coach Alvin Gentry will interview with the Cavaliers on Friday said an NBA source, confirming multiple media reports.
Gentry has a 335-370 record in 12 seasons with Miami, Detroit, the Clippers and Phoenix. His best season was 2009-10, when the Suns finished 54-28.
Former Memphis coach Lionel Hollins is expected to interview on Saturday." - CLICK HERE to read full story.
Cavaliers interview Lue, Gentry up next as early days of search focus on opposite ends of the spectrum
Author: Jason Lloyd
Publication: Akron Beacon Journal
"While the Cavaliers spent Thursday with Los Angeles Clippers assistant Tyronn Lue and prepared to host fellow Clippers assistant Alvin Gentry today, the early candidate pool can be divided into two clear categories: rookie coaches and veterans looking for one more job.
Adrian Griffin, 39, and the 37-year-old Lue were the first two candidates to interview. Neither has been a head coach before and both enjoyed anonymous-yet-lengthy careers in the NBA before coaching. But this upcoming Cavs season could be daunting for a first-time coach.
The Cavs already fired a general manager and coach once because the team failed to meet expectations. They were expected to contend for the playoffs last season after winning the No. 1 pick in a terrible draft last spring and upgrading the roster through free agency." - CLICK HERE to read full story.
Where Are They Now?: Terrell Brandon
Author: Joe Gabriele
"You can use so many superlatives to describe former Cavalier guard Terrell Brandon as a person, it’s hard to have many left over for how great an NBA player he was.
Brandon was tabbed with the 11th overall pick in the 1991 Draft after a record-breaking career at Oregon. But Brandon had to wait his turn upon arrival into the Association, honing his craft behind perennial All-Star Mark Price, who was in the prime of his career despite coming off an injury the previous season.
Brandon still flourished off the bench in those early years – playing in all 82 games in his first two seasons and making a big leap in 1994-95, Price’s final season in Cleveland." - CLICK HERE to read full story.
Cavs to interview Lue, Gentry
Author: Associated Press
"CLEVELAND -- The Cavaliers are working their way down the Los Angeles Clippers' bench to maybe find their next coach.
The team will interview Clippers assistants Tyronn Lue and Alvin Gentry over the next two days for their coaching job, a person with knowledge of the meetings told The Associated Press.
Lue, who has spent the past four seasons working under Doc Rivers in Boston and Los Angeles, is meeting with the Cavs on Thursday and Gentry is scheduled to sit down with the Cavs on Friday. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the team is not commenting during its search." - CLICK HERE to read full story.
Report: Microsoft CEO Ballmer wins $2 billion bid for Clippers
Author: Associated Press
"LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Shelly Sterling reached an agreement Thursday night to sell the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion in what would be a record deal if approved by the NBA, according to an individual with knowledge of the negotiations.
The individual, who wasn't authorized to speak publicly, told The Associated Press that Ballmer and the Sterling Family Trust now have a binding agreement. The deal now must be presented to the NBA.
Shelly Sterling negotiated the sale after her husband, Donald Sterling, made racist remarks that were made public. The remarks included Sterling telling girlfriend V. Stiviano not to bring blacks to Clippers games, specifically mentioning Hall of Famer Magic Johnson. Donald Sterling must also approve the final agreement as a 50 percent owner." - CLICK HERE to read full story.