Cavaliers coaching update: Getting closer to making a hire?

David Blatt, Tyronn Lue, Alvin Gentry, and Mark Jackson are all reportedly in the mix.

Yesterday, Maccabi Tel Aviv coach David Blatt announced that he will leave his team to take his first ever job in the NBA. Which job he will be taking, however, remains unclear. Blatt has been linked both to the open head coaching position with the Cleveland Cavaliers, as well as to an assistant coaching job under Steve Kerr with the Golden State Warriors.

This likely means that Blatt would take the head coaching job with the Cavs, if it is offered. If it's not offered, then it seems like the Warriors are his backup plan.

The Cavs reportedly conducted an interview with Blatt over the phone already, and are planning a more formal in-person interview once he gets to the United States.

In addition to Blatt, there are at least two other candidates the team is still talking to: Tyronn Lue and Alvin Gentry. Both have reportedly been granted second interviews.

So are those three guys really the final three? Well, not so fast...

It appears that the team is now focused in on Blatt, Lue, and Gentry, with the possibility that Mark Jackson may jump into the mix.

If these reports are true, and this really is the final group, it is a pretty diverse set of candidates. Gentry and Jackson are experienced head coaches, Lue is a former player and a current assistant, and Blatt has head coaching experience but has never had any kind of job in the NBA.

Hopefully these second round interviews, and Blatt's decision to come to the United States, at least mean that the process is nearing its end. The NBA Draft is exactly two weeks away, and it would be nice to have a coach in place before that.

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