Marla Ridenour: #Cavs owner Dan Gilbert on acting coach Larry Drew wanted his contract restructured: “I think Larry Drew is one of my favorite guys, favorite coaches, but I just don’t think it’s appropriate to comment on Koby (Altman's) and Larry Drew’s negotiations.”
Rick Noland: Love said he hopes Drew "gets that contract locked in" and added "I would love for him to be the coach"
Rick Noland: Love: "Honestly, if not for Ty, I don't know if I'd still be here. He's one of those guys who will always be very important in my career"
Marla Ridenour: #Cavs acting coach Larry Drew “ very disappointed” has not received a restructured contract. Cavs said it’s possible could bring in someone, he would go back to to associate HC. “ I would never quit.”
Tom Withers: Drew says he will “remain professional” and does not plan to quit. He has been told it’s possible team may bring someone in and he would remain as assistant. #Cavs
Marla Ridenour: #Cavs Drew said this is different than last season when Lue was out with health issues. Knew then Lue would be back. “This is almost the whole season.”
Rick Noland: Drew said he and Miller have talked to Cavs, and said team would be willing to let him go back to bench if someone else is hired as interim coach. "If that happens, I'm fine with that. My contract is over in July"
Joe Vardon: Larry Drew said he’s ‘very disappointed’ the Cavs have not yet given him the new contract he wants to be interim coach
The reasons for the Cleveland Cavaliers' dismissal of Tyronn Lue are numerous. Near the top of the list: general manager Koby Altman believing this group - an unusual mixture of veterans and young players - needed a new voice. In the short term, that's Larry Drew.
Bobby Marks: Re: Cleveland coaching situation (Cavaliers and not Browns): Having gone through it 5 times, the common protocol is for the lead assistant to get a nice pay raise attached with the interim tag. Rarely does the IHC get extended long term or named permanent HC.
"I'm not the interim coach," Drew said emphatically. "I'm the voice right now. I'm sure you guys are aware that there are some talks that are going on. I don't know if any type of agreement or settlement will be made. I am prepared either way. I'll continue to do my job, but right now there's not been any type of agreement."
Along with his agent, Andy Miller, Drew has been in frequent discussions with general manager Koby Altman about restructuring his deal -- a necessity for Drew to take on this bigger role full time.
According to Altman, having Drew in charge for the rest of the year is one option. But Altman didn't want to get into the specifics of those conversations. "It's not fair to get into negotiations, especially doing it publicly through the media. That's not fair to Larry, it's not fair to his representation," he said. "But again, he's an asset and we're happy to have him right now."
Cayleigh Griffin: “I would like to be a part of it long term to be perfectly honest. I’ve been part of the rebuilding process as a player...Rebuilding isn’t an easy thing to do...it takes some time and I’d like to be a part of it. It doesn’t happen overnight...but I’m committed to it.” -Coach Drew pic.twitter.com/2AVg9gUkzC
September 21, 2021 | 9:51 am EDT Update
J.J. Redick announced his retirement from basketball on his The Old Man and the Three show. Redick played in the NBA for 15 seasons. Redick spent the first six-and-a-half years of his career with the Orlando Magic. He was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks during the 2012-13 season. Redick then played the next four years with the LA Clippers, before moving on to the Philadelphia 76ers for two seasons. Redick then signed with the New Orleans Pelicans in 2019. He was traded to the Dallas Mavericks at the 2021 trade deadline.
After extending Luka Doncic and re-signing Tim Hardaway Jr. to long-term deals, the Mavericks are set to be over the cap over the next few years. They could look to lock up other core players and establish more tradeable salaries. Jalen Brunson and Dorian-Finney Smith are eligible for extensions worth up to $55.6 million over four years. Maxi Kleber and Dwight Powell are also eligible for extensions that can up to three more years.
Andre Iguodala: “I mean, if I’m the coach, I’m going to Steph. You know, that’s common sense. I got that. I got common sense, so yeah, I’m going with Steph just because of his body of work, like the dude different. But I understand I’ve had great moments because Steph is so good. He getting all the attention and they leaving me open, I made an open shot and he just made the right play.”
The addition of Sidney Lowe isn’t the only change the Cleveland Cavaliers have made to the coaching staff this offseason. Sources tell cleveland.com that assistant Dan Geriot is now head coach of the G League affiliate Cleveland Charge while Nate Reinking has been elevated to the Cavaliers’ coaching staff.
Even though Geriot is now in the G League, getting an opportunity to run a team for the first time while learning day-to-day head-coaching responsibilities, he will still work closely with the Cavs. On July 26, the G league affiliate was officially announced as the Cleveland Charge — and they will work out of the Cleveland Clinic Courts practice facility while playing home games at Cleveland State’s Wolstein Center. Following the abbreviated 2020-21 season where the Charge played in the Orlando G League bubble due to COVID-19 protocols, the Cavaliers chose not to renew their lease with the Canton Memorial Civic Center, relocating the Charge downtown.
Arash Markazi: The Lakers gave No. 18 jerseys to Bibigo executives after announcing a five-year jersey patch sponsorship for over $100 million for the 18th championship the Lakers hope to win in the first year of the deal.
Michael Jordan is taking an advisory role with Sportradar and increasing his investment in the newly public sports data company. The NBA legend and Charlotte Hornets owner will become a special adviser to the Sportradar board of directors, according to a release from the company. He will also increase his equity in the company, which he has held since 2015. Though financial details weren’t released, Jordan had less than 5% of the company, per SEC filings from earlier this month.