CLEVELAND (AP) — A person familiar with the situation says the Cavaliers have asked the Los Angeles Clippers for permission to interview assistant coach Alvin Gentry for their head coaching position.
Gentry has not yet set up a meeting with the Cavs, said the person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday because the team is not commenting on its search. The sides are working through some details.
The Cavs are looking for their third coach in three years after Mike Brown was fired — for the second time by owner Dan Gilbert — following a 33-49 season.
Gentry worked with Cavaliers general manager David Griffin in Phoenix. He has been considered a likely candidate since Brown was dismissed.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer was first to report the Cavs’ intentions to interview Gentry.
AP Sports Writer Jon Krawczynski in Minneapolis contributed to this report.