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Cavs to interview Juwan Howard, Jamahl Mosley this week

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The Cavs will also interview coaches currently involved in the playoffs.

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The first two Cavs head coaching interviews are going to happen this week.

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Cavs are going to interview Miami assistant Juwan Howard and Dallas assistant Jamahl Mosley this week for their open head coaching job. Per Wojnarowski, the Cavs are also going to interview assistants — including Utah’s Alex Jensen and Portland’s David Vanterpool — who are currently involved with playoff series.

Howard, 46, was a part of the ‘Fab Five’ Michigan team in the early 1990s and ended up playing for the Wizards, Mavericks, Nuggets, Magic, Magic, Rockets, Bobcats, Trail Blazers and Heat in an 19-year NBA career. He’s been a part of the Heat’s coaching staff since 2013 and interviewed for the Pistons job in 2018. He is also considered a candidate for the Lakers job.

Mosley was with the Cavs from 2010-2014 as an assistant before taking a job with the Nuggets. For the last five years, he’s been with the Mavericks and, this past season, was named the team’s defensive coordinator under Rick Carlisle. He’s also coached Dallas’ summer league team the last three years.

Howard and Mosley are good starting points for the Cavs’ coaching search, but it would be surprising if they hired either right away. The next step will be to see if the team does any other interviews with coaches not on the playoff teams — think the recently fired Dave Joerger.