The Cleveland Cavaliers have denied having interest in Rick Pitino for their vacant head-coaching position.
A source denied the validity to Amico Hoops of a report by veteran NBA writer Peter Vecsey of Patreon on Saturday night that said Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert had spoken to Pitino about the position.
“We are, respectfully, not interested in him at all. No conversations with him by Dan (Gilbert) or anyone else,” the source said.
The Cavaliers are looking for a new coach after having parted ways with Larry Drew the day after the regular season concluded.
The team began its extensive search for Drew’s replacement this past week, speaking with Dallas Mavericks assistant Jamahl Mosley and Miami Heat assistant Juwan Howard.