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Report: Cavaliers hiring Mike Longabardi as assistant coach

Golden State Warriors v Phoenix Suns

PHOENIX, AZ - DECEMBER 15: Mike Longabardi Assistant Coach of the Phoenix Sun during a game against the Golden State Warriors on December 15, 2013 at U.S. Airways Center in Phoenix, Arizona. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2013 NBAE (Photo by Barry Gossage/NBAE via Getty Images)

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The Cavaliers, after firing David Blatt and promoting Tyronn Lue, are short an assistant coach.

Fortunately for them, the Suns put a qualified one on the market last month.

Brian Windhorst of ESPN:

Mike Longabardi had been with the Suns since 2013 until they fired him last month – a warning shot to head coach Jeff Hornacek. Prior to that, he worked for the Celtics with Lue.

Longabardi has typically focused on defense, which was Lue’s specialty in Cleveland. Likely, Longabardi takes over that role.