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Cavaliers hire Lue as assistant

Tyronn Lue is joining the Cavaliers as a coach after all. Lue, who had two interviews during Cleveland’s recent coaching search but didn’t get the job, was hired as an associate head coach on new Cavs coach David Blatt’s staff. General manager David Griffin was impressed with Lue as he looked for a coach, and[…]

Hetzel Named Assistant Coach

Charlotte Hornets General Manager Rich Cho announced today that the team has added Steve Hetzel as an assistant coach on the staff of Head Coach Steve Clifford. Hetzel joins the Hornets after spending last season as head coach of the Canton Charge in the NBA D-League.  Under Hetzel’s leadership, the Charge posted a 28-22 record, finishing second[…]

Rivers named president of Clippers basketball operations

The Los Angeles Clippers have restructured their basketball leadership, changing coach Doc Rivers’ front-office title to president of basketball operations. Rivers will continue to coach the Clippers under the changes made Monday. Longtime Rivers assistant Kevin Eastman will become the Clippers’ vice president of basketball operations, reporting to Rivers and supervising the franchise’s basketball dealings.[…]

Wolves Name Sam Mitchell Assistant Coach

The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced Sam Mitchell as an assistant coach on head coach Flip Saunders staff. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not announced. “We are excited to add Sam Mitchell to our coaching staff,” said head coach Flip Saunders. “As a player, Sam was always one of our more vocal leaders[…]