HoopsHype Vinny Del Negro rumors

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It's possible the Cavs will hire a rookie head coach, but I wouldn't bet on it. The mandate for new General Manager David Griffin is to make a serious playoff run. A safe guess is that he'll pick between Alvin Gentry, Lionel Hollins and Vinny Del Negro -- three established coaches. There will be another round of interviews for the three veterans and some others in the next week or so, these with owner Dan Gilbert. The Cavs want to have a coach in place for the June 26th draft. Cleveland Plain Dealer

June 2, 2014 Updates

Former Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Clippers head coach Vinny Del Negro interviewed with the Cavaliers over the weekend for the team's vacant head coaching position, two NBA sources told The Plain Dealer. Del Negro had been rumored to be a candidate for the job all along, in part because he and Cavs general manager David Griffin worked together in Phoenix, where Del Negro served as a broadcaster, director of player personnel and assistant general manager. Cleveland Plain Dealer

It's unclear if these five candidates make up the pool from which the Cavs will select their next head coach. None of the five are believed to have met with owner Dan Gilbert yet, so a second round of interviews could take place before a decision. It's also unclear if the team plans to have a coach in place by the 2014 NBA Draft on June 26. Cleveland Plain Dealer

May 30, 2014 Updates

Yes, I can confirm national reports that the Wolves have interviewed former Chicago and L.A. Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro for their coaching opening. I'm told he interviewed a week ago Wednesday with Flip Saunders in Cleveland. That was the day before Joerger interviewed and then came to Minnesota to meet Glen Taylor on Saturday. Minneapolis Star-Tribune

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Jerry Zgoda: Yes, can confirm @Marc Stein 's report that Vinny Del Nergo is candidate for Wolves. I'm told he interviewed w/ Flip a week ago Wednesday Twitter @JerryZgoda

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