Cleveland, OH, United States (4E Sports) – Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin has reached out to Mark Jackson about their head-coaching vacancy.
No formal interview has been scheduled.
Jackson led the Golden State Warriors to back-to-back playoff appearances for the first time in 22 years.
He won 51 games last season and 47 the season before, but was fired last month and is working for ESPN as an analyst during the NBA Finals.
There are a number of other candidates to replace recently-fired head coach Mike Brown, which include Alvin Gentry, Tyronn Lue, David Blatt , Lionel Hollins, Vinny Del Negro, Adrian Griffin and former Cavs star Mark Price.
Gentry, who along with Lue are believed to be front-runners, will meet with the Cavs for a second time Friday.
The Cavs are also scheduled to interview former Maccabi Tel Aviv coach David Blatt next week.
Blatt, who has known Griffin for years, announced Thursday that he’s leaving the European champion to pursue an unspecified job in the NBA.
The Cavs have offered Kentucky coach John Calipari a 10-year contract worth nearly $80 million to become the club’s president and coach. But Calipari signed a new seven-year contract with Kentucky last week.