Report: Cavaliers hiring Mike Longabardi as assistant coach

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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.