The Cleveland Cavaliers moved closer to completing a first round of candidate interviews for the franchise's head coaching job on Saturday, league sources said ESPN with.
Cavaliers General Manager Koby Altman and members of his front office met Denver Nuggets and Portland Trail Blazers on the eve of Game 7 in Denver with several co-coaches, including Denver assistants Jordi Fernandez and Wes Unseld Jr and the Portland Assistant David Vanterpool. League sources said.
The cavaliers also interviewed Orlando Magic assistant Steve Hetzel on Saturday in Denver, sources said. The Cavaliers had been allowed to interview another Trail Blazer assistant, Nate Tibbetts, but controversy over dates will drive the meeting to the end of the Blazer Nuggets Western Conference semi-finals series.
The Cavaliers interviewed San Antonio Spurs assistant Ettore Messina in recent days.