Spurs assistant Ime Udoka to interview for Cavs head coaching job
San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Ime Udoka will reportedly interview for the Cavs head coaching job this weekend, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
The Cavs are conducting a very thorough coaching search and want to hire the right man to lead the franchise. The Spurs lost to the Denver Nuggets in the first round of the playoffs in seven games.
San Antonio Spurs assistant Ime Udoka will interview for the Cleveland Cavaliers head coaching job this weekend, league sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) May 4, 2019
Hiring anyone from the Spurs is always a good way to go. Udoka played 316 games in the NBA from 2003-11. He spent most of his career with the Spurs and then became an assistant in San Antonio after he retired in 2011.
The Cavs roster is headlined by young point guard Collin Sexton, All-Star power forward Kevin Love, small forward Cedi Osman and high-flyer Larry Nance Jr. The Cavs went 19-63 this season. They finished with the second-worst record in the Eastern Conference.
Love only played in 22 games this season because of a foot injury which required surgery. In the second post-LeBron James era, the development of Sexton, Osman and Nance Jr. is the most important thing. The Cavs are hoping they get a high draft pick in the 2019 NBA Draft so they can get a high-level player.