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CLEVELAND, OH – The 2016 NBA Champion Cleveland Cavaliers have promoted Larry Drew to Associate Head Coach on Head Coach Tyronn Lue’s staff. The Canton Charge, the Cavaliers exclusively owned and operated NBA Development League team, also promoted Nate Reinking to Head Coach. Reinking was formerly an Assistant Coach for the Charge.
We are extremely pleased to secure Coach Lue’s staff into the future. The diverse talents and wealth of experience they bring to our Cavs family is, and has been, essential to our growth and evolution as a Championship-caliber franchise,” said Cavs General Manager David Griffin.
Additionally, Damon Jones was named a Cavs Assistant Coach, joining Jim Boylan, Mike Longabardi and James Posey. Phil Handy returns as Cavs Director of Player Development/Assistant Coach and Vitaly Potapenko remains as Assistant Director of Player Development. Mike Gerrity has been promoted to Director of Player Development for the Charge and will serve as Player Development Assistant with the Cavs.
The Cavs also promoted Dan Vincent, formerly the Cavs Manager of Video/Advance Scouting, to Special Assistant to the Head Coach/Manager of Advanced Scouting.
In Canton, Melvin Ely and Sam Jones have been hired as Assistant Coaches on Charge Head Coach Nate Reinking’s staff.