Cavs meet with Gentry about job; Heat advance to fourth straight NBA Finals

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Associated Press

CLEVELAND -- The Cavaliers are spending their second day with a Clippers assistant, interviewing Alvin Gentry to be their head coach.

Gentry is the third known candidate to interview with the Cavs this week. They met with Chicago assistant Adrian Griffin on Tuesday, and the Cavs interviewed Clippers assistant Tyronn Lue on Thursday. Both Griffin and Lue are highly regarded but lack NBA head-coaching experience.

Cleveland will meet with former Memphis coach Lionel Hollins on Saturday.

Gentry has an extensive head coaching resume. He went 335-370 during stints with Miami, the Clippers, Detroit and Phoenix. The 59-year-old Gentry worked for the Suns with new Cavaliers general manager David Griffin.

The Cavs fired Mike Brown earlier this month after they finished 33-49 and missed the playoffs. Griffin is being thorough in his search, which is expected to carry into next week.

Heat win Eastern Conference Finals

For the fourth consecutive season, the Miami Heat are going to the NBA Finals. The Heat topped Indiana 117-92 in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Friday to win the series 4-2.

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