ESPN's Brian Windhorst reported this afternoon that the Cleveland Cavaliers have narrowed their coaching search down to the final two candidates: David Blatt and Tyronn Lue. According to the report, "The team was in the final stages of researching both candidates on Thursday as they were believed to be in final preparations before making an offer."
Blatt is 55 years old, and has spent his entire adult life coaching basketball overseas. He has never played or worked in the NBA in any capacity, but he is regarded around the world as an offensive guru.
If Windhorst's report is accurate, that means that the other candidates thought to be finalists -- specifically Mark Price and Alvin Gentry -- are apparently no longer being considered.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski, the team has spent the afternoon getting more information about Blatt.
Within past 3 hours, Cleveland ownership still making calls to gather deeper intel on coaching candidacy of David Blatt, sources tell Yahoo.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 19, 2014
Blatt has only had one face-to-face meeting with the team. Lue has interviewed with the team "several times," according to Windhorst.
It seems like the Cavs will be able to announce their choice pretty soon.