AP Source: Cavs to interview assistants Mosley, Howard

CLEVELAND (AP) — A person familiar with the meetings says the Cavaliers will interview Dallas assistant Jamahl Mosley and Miami’s Juwan Howard for their coaching job.

The interviews scheduled for this week are the only ones finalized so far, said the person who spoke Monday on condition of anonymity because the team is not publicly commenting during its search for Cleveland’s fifth coach since 2013.

Mosley has some connections with the Cavs, spending four seasons as an assistant in Cleveland before joining Dallas’ staff in 2014. He just completed his fifth season with the Mavericks, who promoted him to defensive coordinator before last season. Mosley has risen through the coaching ranks and has extensive background in player development, an essential for the Cavs.

After a 19-year NBA playing career, Howard joined Erik Spoelstra’s Heat staff in 2013. He’s also been mentioned as a candidate for the Lakers‘ vacancy.

The Cavs are looking for a coach since parting ways last week with Larry Drew following a 19-win season.

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