By Andrew DeMuthNBA.com – March 26, 2019″I feel like it’s time to do it right now,” coach Steve Kerr said last week.
“We have a lot of young guys that have to take on that responsibility and they’ve got to be ready.”
For Kerr, the biggest change was in the recruiting process.
The Cavs, after taking Kentucky’s Kyrie Irving in the first round of the 2018 NBA Draft, were forced to sit him down with his top recruit in years, Kentucky senior guard Luke Kennard.
They’re now in the market for a coach who can help them take the next step.
“The way that I view recruiting, I’ve always said that we have to be able to recruit our best players,” Kerr said.
“If you’re not, you’re going to end up being a waste of a pick.
That’s a pretty simple concept.”
I think we have the resources and the talent to get the most out of our talent and I think we’re going into this season with the belief that we can.
But we have some work to do.
“The first step in getting a coach into a program is getting them comfortable in the program.
After working closely with the Kentucky coaching staff and working with LeBron James, who has a history of recruiting in the country, the Cavs were able to land Kennard in a three-way trade with Oklahoma City and Denver.”
The next step is getting Kennard on board, as well.””
He’s one of the top prospects in the draft, so we’re very happy for him.”
The next step is getting Kennard on board, as well.
“We’re excited for him to be in Cleveland,” Kerr told ESPN.com’s Adam Schefter.
“But right now, it’s about getting him to feel comfortable with the coaching staff.”
Kennard’s arrival in Cleveland is a welcome addition to the Cavs’ already strong recruiting operation.
They have some of the best players in the nation and they’ll likely have to add some more to help fill out their roster in the next few months.