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Terry Stotts interests the Cavaliers

A few days after the dismissal of JB Bickerstaff, the “short list” of Cavaliers leaders begins to grow. In addition to James Borrego and Kenny Atkinson, management reportedly has its sights set on Johnnie Bryant, Tom Thibodeau's right-hand man, and Dave Joerger, the former coach of the Kings and Grizzlies. To these four names, Mark Stein adds that of Terry Stotts.

Former assistant to Rick Carlisle in Dallas, the year of the title in 2011, Terry Stotts then made a name for himself at the head of the Blazers from 2012 to 2021, qualifying the team in the playoffs eight times in a row, with a final conference in 2019.

A year ago, this offensive specialist agreed to join the Bucks to be Adrian Griffin's first assistant. It was a franchise that he knew well, having been an assistant to George Karl from 1998 to 2002, then coach from 2005 to 2007. This was before learning of the arrival of… Damian Lillard to the Bucks.

Unfortunately, the experience was cut short since the connection did not flow with Adrian Griffin. On October 20, even before the start of the regular season, Terry Stotts slammed the door. At the time, we spoke of tensions with the rookie coach, since fired and replaced by Doc Rivers, in particular due to too much proximity with Damian Lillard.

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