Cavaliers not close to hiring new coach, says GM David Griffin

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CHICAGO -- Cleveland general manager David Griffin says the Cavaliers are not close to hiring a new coach.

Griffin says they "don't have a real specific timetable" and doesn't "anticipate anything happening anytime soon."

There had been reports that the Cavaliers might meet with candidates during the NBA Draft combine this week. But Griffin says "nothing along those lines" has happened.

The Cavaliers fired Mike Brown and removed the interim tag from Griffin on Monday, a month after they finished a disappointing 33-49 season.

It was Brown's second stint as the Cavaliers' head coach. He previously coached the team from 2005-2010, taking the LeBron James-led Cavs to the NBA Finals in the 2006-07 season.

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