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Cavs will seek coach who can develop young talent on roster

Cavs, Collin Sexton

The Cleveland Cavaliers will reportedly be looking for a head coach this summer who can develop the team’s young players, particularly point guard Collin Sexton, according to Sean Deveney of Sporting News.

The Cavs aren’t expected to bring back Larry Drew, who was named the interim head coach back in October after the Cavs fired Tyronn Lue.

According to sources, the Cavaliers will seek a coach who can develop the franchise’s young players, particularly point guard Collin Sexton and whomever the Cavs select in this year’s draft. Should Cleveland land a top-three pick, the job will look much better.

Deveney speculates that if the Los Angeles Lakers fire Luke Walton, he could be a candidate for the Cavs job.

Walton and Cavs general manager Koby Altman have a good relationship.

Sexton has had a solid rookie season in Cleveland. He’s averaging 15.7 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game while shooting 41.4 percent from the field, 39.6 percent from beyond the arc and 83.6 percent from the free-throw line.

Along with Sexton, the Cavs are looking to build around All-Star power forward Kevin Love, small forward Cedi Osman and power forward Larry Nance Jr.

Cleveland is going to finish with one of the worst records in the NBA this season. The franchise is hoping they can land Duke star Zion Williamson in the 2019 NBA Draft.

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