HoopsHype Dan Gilbert rumors

July 1, 2014 Updates

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

June 28, 2014 Updates
June 25, 2014 Updates

Dan Gilbert: Nonsense. We are united. RT @chadfordinsider: Cavs owner Dan Gilbert wants Wiggins at #1 Front office wants Parker. http://espn.go.com/nba/draft2014/ Twitter @cavsdan

June 24, 2014 Updates
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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

June 20, 2014 Updates
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June 15, 2014 Updates

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
June 10, 2014 Updates

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

June 9, 2014 Updates

None of the candidates has met with owner Dan Gilbert, and none has a second interview scheduled as of Monday evening, a source said, though Yahoo reported that Gentry and Lue would be interviewed again. The Associated Press also reported Gentry would have a second interview. Cleveland Plain Dealer

Before finalizing a contract extension with the University of Kentucky late last week, John Calipari had gone deep in discussions with the Cleveland Cavaliers on a seven-year, $60 million-plus contract to become president and coach, sources told Yahoo Sports. Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert had been persistent in his pursuit and kept returning to Calipari in an effort to deliver full control of basketball operations, sources said. Yahoo! Sports

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