The Cleveland Cavaliers are searching for their new head coach and they are curious to see if their franchise coach could currently be in Portland.
According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Cavaliers have received permission to interview Portland Trail Blazers assistants Nate Tibbetts and David Vanterpool for the franchise's vacant head coaching job.
Cleveland has received permission to interview Portland assistants Nate Tibbetts and David Vanterpool for franchise's head coaching job, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) April 23, 2019
This is nothing new for Tibbetts and Vanterpool. Both assistant coaches have been looked at as potential head coach candidates in the past few years.
Tibbets has been an assistant for the Trail Blazers since the 2013-2014 season, while Vanterpool joined Portland’s staff in August of 2012.
Tibbets had previously been an assistant for the Cavs from 2011-2013.
Last year, Tibbets was in the final running for the Atlanta Hawks head coach position.
This week, Vanterpool was also linked to be in the running for the Phoenix Sun’s job.
First two coaches whom the Phoenix Suns will request permission to interview for head coach opening: Philadelphia assistant Monty Williams and Portland assistant David Vanterpool, league sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) April 23, 2019
More to come on the coach situation as they progress.
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