Cavs part ways with assistants Boylan, Handy

The Cleveland Cavaliers will not renew the contracts of assistant coach Jim Boylan and player development coach Phil Handy, according to a report from ESPN.

The Cavs will promote Dan Geriot to a full-time assistant coach and Damon Jones will assume a more robust assistant coaching role, per the report.

Boylan has been with the Cavs since 2013. He’s been an assistant coach in the NBA since 1993 and served as head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks (2013-14) and Chicago Bulls (2007-08), compiling a 46-60 record.

Handy was hired by the Cavs in 2015. He was particularly close with Kyrie Irving, the former point guard traded to the Boston Celtics almost a year ago.

The Cavs also lost assistant Vitaly Potapenko to the Memphis Grizzlies last week.

4 Comments on "Cavs part ways with assistants Boylan, Handy"

  1. what about canning lue?

  2. Well they didnt develop young players, and only LeBron played above normal everyone else got worse. What about the coaches responsible for the 29th defense? The entire coaching staff should go sans Drew. This team went to the finals and none of its coaches were interview for other coaching position head coach or assistant.

  3. Martin Reese | June 18, 2018 at 5:11 pm |

    Was there any reasoning given for this? I did have issues with the development of the younger players. Will that improve with Phil Handy being let go? I actually liked Jim Boylan. He always gave good insight.

  4. I don’t understand what value Longabardi has to the team. The defense has regressed greatly since his arrival. ?

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