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James Posey
James Posey
Position: None
Born: 01/13/77
Height: 6-8 / 2.03
Weight:214 lbs. / 97.5 kg.
Posey brings championship experience as a player from his time in Boston and Miami so as the team was looking for some kind of edge during shootaround to break out of its current funk, a message was delivered by a two-time champion. And not the one many would expect. “James Posey was great,” Love said. “He spoke up and was very vocal. You never know who it’s going to come from, but it happened to be him today.” Tristan Thompson heard it loud and clear as well. “He had some good phrases but I can’t say it,” Thompson said. “But simply just, we control what goes on on the court. If we’re bad or we’re not playing well, it’s up to us as players. The coaches are not out there playing. It’s up to us as players to take ownership and be men and go out there and compete.”
One of Cleveland’s native sons has returned home. Twinsburg native James Posey, who played 12 seasons in the NBA, was hired Monday as an assistant coach on Canton Charge coach Steve Hetzel’s staff with the National Basketball Development League team. “James is a proven winner who will be a valuable asset for Coach Hetzel and our organization this season,” Cavaliers director of development league operations Mike Gansey said. “He enjoyed a long, productive NBA career and his experiences will be valuable teachings to our players.” Posey, 36, was a first-round pick (No. 18 overall) in the 1999 NBA draft by the Denver Nuggets. The Xavier University standout played 12 seasons for six NBA teams. He averaged 8.6 points and 4.7 rebounds in 864 career games.