Cleveland, OH, United States (4E Sports) – The Cleveland Cavaliers’ choice for head coach has been narrowed to Tyronn Lue and David Blatt.
Lue, 37, is able to connect and develop young players, which is a key factor for the Cavs being the youngest team in the NBA last season. They will be adding another key young player with the No. 1 overall pick in next week’s draft.
He has interviewed several times with the Cavs over the past month and recently met with team owner Dan Gilbert for an extended session.
Lue played point guard for seven teams in 11 years in the NBA before working on Doc Rivers’ staff with the Boston Boston and the Los Angeles Clippers over the past four seasons.
Blatt, 55, has been one of the most successful coaches in Europe.
He led Maccabi to the Euroleague title this season and coached the Russian national team to the bronze medal in the 2012 Olympics.
Blatt, who played at Princeton, had a second interview with the Cavs this week after he announced he was leaving Maccabi Tel Aviv last week.