Report: Cavs Set to Interview Utah Jazz Assistant Coach Next Week

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It has been a few weeks since the Cleveland Cavaliers and former head coach Larry Drew mutually agreed to part ways.

General manager Koby Altman is in the process of interviewing a number of candidates for the vacant position and one of those could very well be a familiar face to the Cavaliers franchise.

According to a Thursday report, Utah Jazz assistant coach Alex Jensen is another candidate to replace Drew on the sidelines.

Jensen was the head coach of the Cavs’ G League affiliate team Canton Charge from 2011 to 2013. He won D-League Coach of the Year honors in 2013 and was eventually hired by the Jazz as an assistant coach that same year.

His player development work with the Jazz has been applauded particularly because of his training with Rudy Gobert, who has progressed into one of the top centers in the league.

With a team composed of some key players at 25 years or younger, such as Collin Sexton, Ante Zizic, Marquese Chriss and Cedi Osman, Jensen would fit right in with Cleveland’s direction for the next couple of years.

Other reported contenders for the head coaching job include Miami’s Juwan Howard, Portland’s David Vanterpool and Dallas’ Jamahl Mosley.

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Omar is a former staff writer with the King James Gospel. He is a Cavaliers fan who has followed the team from the Mark Price-led 1980s team to the LeBron era. Omar applauded the King's return to the Land and celebrated the team's first championship in 2016. He has pledged to defend the Land every chance he gets.