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.
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