Note to Cleveland Cavaliers: Study says ex-players make the best coaches

A study suggests former players — especially great ones like Larry Bird — make the best NBA coaches.


CLEVELAND, Ohio — It appears the Cavaliers have five candidates for their head coaching vacancy. At least it’s believed they’ve interviewed five people to this point — Adrian Griffin, Tyronn Lue, Alvin Gentry, Vinny Del Negro and Lionel Hollins.

Who should they hire? An up-and-coming assistant like Chicago’s Griffin or the Clippers’ Lue? Or a proven veteran like Gentry, Del Negro or Hollins? A defensive guy or an offensive one?

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