HoopsHype Dan Gilbert rumors

July 7, 2014 Updates

The Cavs still have several hurdles to overcome. Rival teams are skeptical that James and Gilbert will be able to patch up their differences in the wake of James' televised "announcement" and Gilbert's subsequent open letter that attacked James' character and got him fined by then-commissioner David Stern. There has been a cooling of the tension between the parties in recent years, but James still harbors some ill feelings that both would have to attempt to settle before any partnership could be renewed, sources said. ESPN.com

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The Cleveland Cavaliers secured the most important piece of their future early Tuesday morning, when point guard Kyrie Irving agreed to a five-year, $90 million maximum contract that will be signed when the NBA free agency moratorium lifts on July 10. A person with knowledge of the situation confirmed the terms of the deal but spoke to USA TODAY Sports on the condition of anonymity because terms were not disclosed by the team. Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert tweeted about the agreement not long after the team's meeting with Irving, breaking the news that an agreement was reached. USA Today Sports

Adrian Wojnarowski: Kyrie Irving intends to sign 5-year, $90 million extension with the Cavaliers, league source tells Yahoo Sports. Commitment came in meeting. Twitter @WojYahooNBA

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Now the 55-year-old Princeton grad is the Cavs’ head man and the first coach to make the jump from the Euroleague to the NBA, after about a dozen coaches interviewed or were contacted about the post, and not one felt it was worth it to get involved with Cleveland owner Dan Gilbert. His deal is for four years and could be worth as much as $20 million. “Wait till Blatt gets lectured and scolded by Gilbert,” said one source, citing the owner’s management style. “But wait till Gilbert finds out that Blatt will yell right back.” New York Daily News

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Nevertheless, Blatt will fly to the United States to meet with Cavaliers officials about the job. Cleveland has narrowed its known field to three candidates, including Los Angeles Clippers assistant coaches Alvin Gentry and Tyronn Lue, but owner Dan Gilbert has continued to pursue high-profile college candidates in a far less public, far more clandestine process, sources said. Yahoo! Sports

June 11, 2014 Updates
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Earlier Monday, Yahoo Sports reported that Gilbert had offered Kentucky coach John Calipari a seven-year, $60 million deal to serve as president and coach of the team. ESPN put the numbers at $80 million for 10 years. Calipari turned the offer down and signed a seven-year, $52 million deal with Kentucky. Gilbert declined to address the report saying, "It does the franchise no benefit by commenting on coaching search rumors.'' Cleveland Plain Dealer

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