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Kevin Love raves about Cavs’ ‘badass’ assistant coach Lindsay Gottlieb

Kevin Love, Cavs, Lindsay Gottlieb

Cleveland Cavaliers assistant coach Lindsay Gottlieb has formed a tight relationship with Cavs players during her first year in the NBA, with one of them being All-Star Kevin Love.

Bring up Gottlieb’s name to Love and the Cavs big man can’t stop raving about her:

“She’s been amazing,” Kevin Love said about Lindsay Gottlieb, via Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com.

“She’s had a voice in our locker room since Day 1. She’s really funny, smart, good to be around, knows the game. She’s exceptional. She’s going to be a force of nature going forward because she’s just … She’s badass.”

Gottlieb was at the University of California before taking the Cavs job. It wasn’t an easy decision for her, but the team and Love are very happy she made it to the NBA.

Sure, Cleveland had the worst record in the Eastern Conference prior to play getting suspended. However, the team went 5-6 under new head coach JB Bickerstaff.

With Bickerstaff and Gottlieb leading the way, Cavs owner Dan Gilbert and general manager Koby Altman are hopeful the franchise will turn into a winner sooner rather than later.

The Cavs won just 19 games before the NBA had to suspend the season due to COVID-19. Love appeared in 56 games for Cleveland, averaging 17.6 points, 9.8 rebounds and 3.2 assists while shooting 45.0 percent from the field, 37.4 percent from beyond the arc and 85.4 percent from the free-throw line.

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