According to ESPN’s Dave McMenamin and Brian Windhorst, two Cavs assistants — Jim Boylan and Phil Handy — will not have their contracts renewed by the team. No exact reason was given for the decision in the report and the team has not yet announced the moves.
In their place, the Cavs are promoting Damon Jones to a front of the bench assistant coach role — Jones had spent last season behind the bench — and player development coach Dan Geriot to a full-time assistant role, per ESPN. Jones has worked his way up after starting as an assistant coach with the Canton Charge, the Cavs’ G-League affiliate after retiring as a player.
Geriot played in college at Richmond University before stints as an assistant at Princeton University and and Campbell University. From there, he moved to the Cavs — his one and only NBA stop — and has been with the team since 2015.
Last week, the Cavs also had player development coach Vitalty Potapenko leave the team for an assistant coaching job with the Grizzlies. Both Boylan and Handy were on Lue’s staff during the 2016 title run.