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?