Cavaliers schedule Jazz assistant Jensen for coaching interview

Jazz assistant Alex Jensen will talk to the Cavaliers about their head-coaching vacancy.

The Cavaliers will interview Utah Jazz assistant Alex Jensen for their head-coaching vacancy, a source confirmed to Amico Hoops on Friday night.

Jensen, 42, has been an assistant under Quin Snyder with the Jazz since 2013. Before that, Jensen coached the Canton Charge of the G League for two seasons. He was named G League Coach of the Year in 2012-13. The Charge are the Cavs’ minor-league affiliate, so he has some familiarity with the organization.

The interview is expected to take place next week, though it has not yet been determined which day. The Jazz were eliminated by the Houston Rockets in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs.

Jensen becomes the latest in a fairly long line of coaching candidates. The early list also is believed to include Miami Heat assistant Juwan Howard, Dallas Mavericks assistant Jamahl Mosley and former Memphis Grizzlies coach J.B. Bickerstaff, among others.

Jensen also serves as an assistant under Chris Fleming for the German national team.

The Cavaliers finished 19-63 and general manager Koby Altman is looking to replace Larry Drew, who parted ways with the organization following the regular season.

Adrian Wojnaorwski of ESPN first reported of the Cavs’ interest in Jensen.