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Cavs assistant Bret Brielmaier hired by Nets

The Cavs now have on opening on the bench.

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As the Cleveland Cavaliers head into next season, there will be a new face on the bench.

Per Chris Haynes of, Cavs assistant coach Bret Brielmaier has been hired by the Brooklyn Nets as an assistant on new head coach Kenny Atkinson’s staff. Brielmaier, 28, will be on the front page of the bench and the move gives him a bigger coaching role than he had in Cleveland.

Brielmaier worked for the Cavs for three seasons and most notably coached Cleveland’s Las Vegas Summer League team in 2015. Prior to joining the Cavs, he played four years with the Arizona Wildcats before being hired as the San Antonio Spurs’ player development assistant in 2009. He then was promoted to video coordinator before being hired by the Cavs in 2011. It was in San Antonio that Brielmaier worked under Nets GM Sean Marks and Nets assistant GM Trajan Langdon. He also worked with Langdon in Cleveland before Langdon was hired by the Nets’ new regime.

At this time, it is not clear if or when the Cavs will hire a new assistant coach.