Report: Cavs reached out to Mark Jackson about coaching job

The Cleveland Cavaliers have a lot on their plate during the offseason. Decisions like whether to offer Kyrie Irving a max deal, who to take with the No. 1 draft pick, and if they should cut ties with the likes of Dion Waiters and Tristan Thompson.

Their first move, however, likely will be hiring a new head coach.

According to reports, the Cavaliers have reached out to Mark Jackson about the vacant position. Cavaliers general manager David Griffin reportedly telephoned Jackson several days ago, ESPN’s Chris Broussard reports, citing sources.

No formal interview has been scheduled between the two sides yet. Cleveland already has brought in Alvin Gentry, Tyronn Lue, Lionel Hollins, Vinny Del Negro, Adrian Griffin, David Blatt and Mark Price to interview for the position.

Jackson coached the Golden State Warriors to a 121-109 record in three seasons before being fired two days after his team was eliminated from the playoffs, and is currently is serving as an analyst for ESPN during the NBA Finals.

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