posted on Jun, 1 2003 @ 07:51 PM
The Cleveland Cavaliers offered their coaching position to Paul Silas, and he will accept the job possibly as soon as Monday, league sources told
That lines up Silas, who was fired by the New Orleans Hornets on May 4, to be LeBron James' first pro coach.
Sources said that Silas is the Cavaliers' choice after the club conducted two interviews each with Silas and ex-New York Knicks coach Jeff Van Gundy.
ESPN.com reported Friday that Silas was the Cavs' leading candidate entering the weekend, despite persistent speculation that Van Gundy was mulling
over a lucrative offer. Van Gundy, who along with Silas has also interviewed with the Houston Rockets, said Thursday that a return to coaching next
season was only 50-50.
I should have named this thread "Coaching carousel"