July 29, 2014

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Cavs: Tyronn Lue joins staff; Maccabi Tel Aviv to visit Q

Tyronn Lue finished second in the Cavaliers’ 39-day search for a coach, but Monday was named the team’s associate head coach. Lue, who had two interviews with general manager David Griffin prior to the hiring of David Blatt on Friday, has worked under Doc Rivers since 2009. The 37-year-old was Boston’s director of basketball development Read More…

Cavaliers, Blatt agree to deal

David Blatt has never been on the bench — as a player, assistant or head coach — for an NBA game. That’s about to change, as the 55-year-old overseas sensation was Friday named head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Blatt, who is currently traveling, will be formally introduced Wednesday at an 11 a.m. press conference Read More…

Cavs: David Blatt offered coaching job, Joel Embiid has broken foot

One big question was on the verge of being answered by the Cavaliers on Thursday, but another “big” one popped up. David Blatt was in contract negotiations with the Cleveland front office late into the night to succeed Mike Brown as head coach. The Cavs had made no announcement at press time, but numerous reports Read More…

Tribe rainout will not be made up today

CLEVELAND — The Indians and Angels were postponed by rain Wednesday night at Progressive Field. The four-game series was scheduled to wrap up today at noon, but the teams won’t play a doubleheader because the Angels need to fly home Thursday night for a three-game series against Texas that opens Friday. There has been no Read More…

Cavs: David Blatt emerging as new favorite for coach

David Blatt was in town interviewing for the Cavaliers’ vacant head coaching position Wednesday, and it appears the search for Mike Brown’s replacement might be over soon. Blatt, 55, previously spoke at length with Cavs general manager David Griffin over the phone. He is seen by some as the leading candidate to replace Brown, who Read More…

LeBron James commentary: Don’t believe everything you hear

LeBron James (AP FILE PHOTO)

It could happen. I didn’t say it will, or that it’s probable or even that there’s a decent chance. I simply said it could occur. We are talking, of course, about LeBron James returning to the Cavaliers. Over the next four weeks or so, those of you who are sick and tired of hearing about Read More…

Cavs: Newcomer David Blatt set to interview on Wednesday

CLEVELAND — David Blatt reached the coaching pinnacle in Europe. He hopes to make a similar climb in pro basketball’s top league. Blatt, who resigned as coach of Maccabi Tel Aviv last week to pursue his dream of coaching in the NBA, will interview with the Cavaliers on Wednesday. Yahoo! first reported the timing of Read More…

NBA Finals: LeBron James learns good lesson

MIAMI — LeBron James has learned an important lesson during his journey from 19-year-old rookie to two-time NBA champion: Never talk back to the coach during a film session. “Let him make his point, whether he’s right or wrong, and you live with it and move on,” James said. Especially when the coach has as Read More…

Cavs coaching: Legendary guard Mark Price to interview next

The Cavaliers’ coaching search just got a whole lot more interesting. The team will interview extremely popular former point guard Mark Price today for its vacant head coaching position, according to several reports Monday. That wasn’t the only news on a busy day regarding the search for a successor to Mike Brown, fired May 12 Read More…

NBA Finals: Chris Bosh saves Miami in the final minutes

SAN ANTONIO — No cramps, no problems for LeBron James. And with their superstar making it to the finish this time, the Miami Heat won Game 2, just as they always do when they drop an opener. James had 35 points and 10 rebounds in a powerful bounce back from cramps that knocked him out Read More…