Jun 25, 2014; Independence, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers head coach David Blatt (left) and general manager David Griffin speak to the media at Cleveland Clinic Courts. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Former Memphis Grizzly James Posey hired by Cleveland

James Posey will join Cleveland coaching staff

Former Grizzly James Posey will become an assistant coach on the Cleveland Cavaliers according to report:

The Cleveland Cavaliers have finalized their coaching staff and named Jim Boylan, Bret Brielmaier, Larry Drew and James Posey as assistant coaches on head coach David Blatt’s staff.

They join Tyronn Lue, who was named associate head coach earlier this summer. Phil Handy will also serve as Director of Player Development and Assistant Coach, along with Vitaly Potapenko, who has been tabbed to continue as the team’s Assistant Director of Player Development.

via RealGM

Posey played two years in Memphis, and was a very solid defensive specialist.  He will join head coach David Blatt in Cleveland, where title hopes are high with LeBron James now on the roster.

Posey played 12 years in the pros, and attended Xavier University.

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