Dan Geriot Rumors
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.
The coaching staff changes have made way for player development coach Dan Geriot to be promoted to full-time assistant coach and Damon Jones, who has made his way up the ranks from an assistant with the Cavs’ G League affiliate in the Canton Charge after a lengthy NBA career as a player, to assume a front-of-the-bench assistant coaching role, multiple league sources told ESPN.
Like Bliss, along with the Cavaliers’ Dan Geriot, the Nets’ Bret Brielmaier, the Hawks’ Charles Lee and myriad other sub-40-year-old NBA assistants, Dave McClure was far from a collegiate star (2.2 points per game in four seasons at Duke). But because his body hasn’t endured years of beatings, he’s more of an on-court presence than some of his more famous peers.