Cavaliers call former assistant coach’s lawsuit ‘opportunistically-timed effort at a shameless cash grab’

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Former Cavaliers assistant coach Jim Boylan is suing the Cavaliers, owner Dan Gilbert and general manager Koby Altman for age discrimination.

Now, the Cavs are hitting back.

Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated:

The option clause allowed the Cavaliers to terminate Boylan’s contract without reason.

But according to Boylan’s accounts of a voicemail left by Tyronn Lue and a meeting with Altman, Lue and Boylan gave a reason: The Cavs wanted to go young. That could violate Ohio’s age-discrimination laws.

I’m not sure who will prevail in this case, but both sides are trying to push their message. Neither should be taken as gospel.