It is possible the Cleveland Cavaliers are looking to fill its head coaching position with Alabama Crimson Tide coach Avery Johnson.
Everyone relax now for a second, as most of this falls closer to conjecture and rumors than it does a report.
For context, following the Cavaliers firing Tyronn Lue, ESPN’s Brian Windhorst has dropped the following nugget in regard to Avery Johnson and the Cleveland gig:
ONE INTERESTING NAME being discussed by executives as a possible future coach in Cleveland is Avery Johnson. For years, owner Dan Gilbert has been interested in reaching into the college ranks to get a big-name coach, and he has made offers to Tom Izzo, Bill Self and John Calipari. Johnson, in his fourth year at Alabama, isn’t in that same category but has plenty of NBA experience.
He also went on to discuss the obvious connection between Cavs rookie Collin Sexton and Johnson.
Johnson has done a tremendous job since taking over the Alabama Crimson Tide post. It wouldn’t be shocking to see Gilbert, who is forever thirsty for a name-brand head coach, to want to go after him.
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