And no it's not the number one pick in the 2014 NBA Draft but actually filling the head coaching vacancy. Call me crazy but I can see this group, because we have such a young core, developing into, dare I say it, a Spurs-like team. This would be possible if Griffin doesn't try and trade all of our young assets away, while also hiring the best possible coach. I've said it before, but I think the most important thing Griffin needs to do is nail the coaching position. We need a coach who can develop our young core into a group of men who know how to play team basketball.
It's obvious to me that this lotto luck will have to changed a lot of what Griffin has been preaching. We need to change our path away from winning now and, instead, look at developing all these young talents, including the number one pick, together throughout the next few years. We pretty much can't go wrong with this upcoming pick, with my only concern being Embiid's health. Other than that, Wiggins, Parker, or Embiid, will all become huge pieces within their respective future teams; including whomever lands on the Cavs' roster.
This is why I believe the coach Griffin chooses is wildly more important than who we actually pick in the draft. We need to keep this young core and hire a coach who can mold these young men into a highly connected and fluid group of veterans who breath leadership, team ball, and camaraderie, a la Gregg Popovich with Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, and Manu Ginobli (and now Splitter and Leonard).
I hope Griffin turns away from trying to become instant contenders and decides to turn his sights on the long term. This takes a lot of pressure off these young guys and, instead, produces the possibility of becoming contenders for many many years down the road. However, I truly believe none of this will be possible if Griffin doesn't hire the perfect coach. Whoever that may be.
What do y'all think?