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Griffin has become a popular head coach candidate these days based off his development in Chicago. Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau has worked with him extensively and he was given to coach the Bulls’ summer league team this past offseason as well.
However, the competition is stiff, as a lot more qualified candidates are on the Cavaliers radar as well, like Mike D’Antoni, Vinny Del Negro, Mark Jackson, Tony Bennett, John Beilein and Alvin Gentry. Steve Kerr has also been mentioned as a possibility.
Cavaliers GM David Griffin is said to be looking for a coach with an up tempo system that values three point shooting. After letting go of a veteran coach like Brown who only had one losing season on his record, Adrian may be a tough sell to ownership, considering that the goal is to get back to the playoffs and there are much more experienced candidates out there. Gentry and D’Antoni could be more likely considering their ties to David from their days in Phoenix together.
According to Cooper, Sterling was there under his own accord without a public relations team or a lawyer present – another grave mistake. He came out of the interview looking worse than before after making even more outlandish comments that Jewish people give back once their successful more than African Americans, and questioning what Magic Johnson has done to help people. He also attacked Magic for having the HIV virus. Needless to say, Sterling’s days are done and that interview only sealed his fate that was already unavoidable to begin with.
Magic is set to appear on Cooper’s show later tonight.
Kerr was reportedly seeking a five year deal in the $30 million range, which would pay him about $6 million annually. That certainly is a precedence the Knicks would like to prefer avoiding, but it make sense for Kerr to come in high with his asking price considering the demand there is for his services. He’s been courted by the Golden State Warriors, Utah Jazz and now the Cleveland Cavaliers have become yet another potential suitor.
All signs point to a deal with the Knicks getting done, it could just take into the next couple of weeks to get a deal done based on the fact that Kerr is currently very busy finishing out his analysts duties with TNT and is in no rush to start this multi-year commitment before then.
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