Saturday, April 28, 2001

Huggins may be out of Cavs picture

GM talking to Lucas, wants NBA coach

        CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Cavaliers, who received permission to talk to Denver Nuggets assistant John Lucas about their vacant head coaching position, say they're looking someone with NBA experience, which could end speculation that UC's Bob Huggins would be a candidate.

        Asked specifically about Huggins, GM Jim Paxson said, “I'm looking for someone with NBA head coaching experience, but I'm not commenting on who we've eliminated either.”

        Lucas, 47, has nearly four full seasons of NBA head coaching experience. He went 94-49 with the San Antonio Spurs during part of the 1992-93 season and all of 1993-94. He also coached the Philadelphia 76ers from 1994-96, compiling a 42-122 mark.

        Among the other candidates who have expressed interest in the Cleveland job are Los Angeles Lakers assistant Jim Cleamons, Orlando assistant Johnny Davis, Fordham coach Bob Hill and Dallas assistant Del Harris. All four have been NBA head coaches.

        Paxson said he has a short list of candidates he wants to contact, then a longer list should none of those people work out.


Bearcats Stories
Satterfield gone for good
- Huggins may be out of Cavs picture
UC loses out on 7-foot center
Guidulgi watches and waits

Reds 12, Rockies 9
SULLIVAN: Right time for Prime Time
Bowden: Reese won't be traded
Larkin blames injury for errors
Skrmetta earned promotion
Reds box, runs
Bengals say they'll pay $4M in settlement
Bengals trying to sign Webb
Goff gets new deal with Bengals
Cyclones on brink of elimination
Tressel makes OSU debut today
UK gets early commitment from Stockton
Elder tops St. X, wins title share
Cincinnati high school highlights
Cincinnati baseball results
Cincinnati softball results
Other Cincinnati high school results
N.Ky. high school results
Coach quits over stripper incident
Stuff 122, Gary 91
Tennis tourney awards $325,734 to hospital

Mail This Story (Click here) Send this story to a friend.

vs. South Florida (3-4)
• 1:00 p.m. Sat. Nov. 20
• Nippert Stadium
• Radio: WLW-AM 700


Paterno Won't Coach Penn St.-Temple Game

Paterno Won't Go to Penn St.-Temple Game

Spurrier Shadow Looms Large in Florida

No. 15 Rutgers Bracing for Historic Game

Hurricanes Stunned by Teammate's Murder

Big East logo
UC joins Big East
• A special section of complete coverage, as the UC Bearcats join one of the nation's elite sports conferences.


Terps Sign Gary Williams Through 2010-11

Bob Knight Approaches Winning Milestone

Buckeyes' Oden Content to Wait for NBA

Larranaga Enjoy Spoils of Final Four Run

Hansbrough Leads AP's All-America Team

AP's Preseason All-America Team

Gators Runaway Preseason No. 1 in Poll

Gators Return Starters to Defend Title

Texas Tech's Jackson Returns to Practice

Sutton Released From Hospital in Okla.


Paris Headlines AP's All-America Team

ACC New Powerhouse in Women's Basketball

Maryland Tops AP Women's Basketball Poll