Cleamons drawing interest from Bucks, Hornets

Former NBA assistant coach Jim Cleamons is reportedly drawing interest from a couple of teams.

Longtime NBA assistant coach Jim Cleamons has spoken with the Milwaukee Bucks about their coaching vacancy, according to ESPN.

Per the report, Cleamons and Bucks general manager Jon Horst had an “informal” telephone phone conversation Thursday morning.

Cleamons, 68, is currently an assistant coach at Yeshiva University of Los Angeles. He last coached in the NBA in 2016 as an assistant with the New York Knicks.

Cleamons has also been an assistant with the Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers and New Orleans Hornets/Pelicans, as well as the Bucks during the 2013-14 season.

He was head coach of the Dallas Mavericks during the 1996-97 season — and is said to also be a candidate for the Charlotte Hornets’ vacancy.

The Bucks have already lined up interviews with four candidates, per ESPN: Former Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt; former Atlanta Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer; former Hornets coach Steve Clifford; and former New Orleans Hornets/Pelicans coach Monty Williams.