The Cavaliers have scheduled two more interviews to fill their head-coaching vacancy, FOX Sports Ohio sources said Wednesday.
Clippers assistant Tyronn Lue will interview with the Cavs on Wednesday, with former Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins scheduled for Saturday. Yahoo Sports was the first to report the Lue interview.
Also, the Los Angeles Times reported the Cavs will interview Clippers assistant and former Suns coach Alvin Gentry on Friday. FSO sources did not confirm the Gentry report.
Additionally, several sources said they expected the Cavs to reach out to University of Florida coach Billy Donovan. In an interview with the Associate Press, Donovan indicated he’s open to coaching in the NBA.
"I think when you start making guarantees about life and start making guarantees about where you’re going to be, that’s not good because if for some reason I ever change my mind and did something, I wouldn’t want (people) saying, ‘Well, he promised, he guaranteed, he said this on record,’" Donovan told the AP. "I just think when you start doing that, that’s a mistake."
New general manager David Griffin and the Cavs interviewed Bulls assistant Adrian Griffin on Monday. The Cavs are looking to replace former coach Mike Brown, fired in early May.
Lue, 37, played alongside Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal as a point guard with the Lakers, then later next to Michael Jordan with the Wizards. He has never been a head coach, but has assisted Doc Rivers both with the Celtics and Clippers since 2009.
Usually, top prospects don’t start taking part in individual workouts for teams until closer to the NBA draft. That means the Cavaliers, Bucks and 76ers may not see Kansas center Joel Embiid, Duke forward Jabari Parker or Kansas swingman Andrew Wiggins for a few more weeks.
But a lot of late-lottery candidates, potential second-round picks and everyone in between have begun their pre-draft tours. Here’s a quick look at some of who is already headed where: