Cavaliers Hire Phil Handy

Cavaliers Hire Phil Handy

Postby Kobe8Fan on Fri May 10, 2013 10:18 pm

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By Jason Lloyd Published: May 10, 2013

The Cavaliers were granted permission from the Los Angeles Lakers to interview Phil Handy for Mike Brown's coaching staff, the Lakers confirmed on Thursday. Handy was Brown's player development coach with the Lakers.

Handy is known as a tireless worker who was introduced to Brown through an old connection. According to a recent story on the Lakers' website, St. Mary's College coach Randy Bennett introduced the two. Bennett was an assistant coach at University of San Diego when both Brown and Cavs general manager Chris Grant were students there.

The Cavs presumably have two spots to fill on their coaching staff. They released Paul Pressey and Joe Prunty from former coach Mike Brown's staff, but have retained Jamahl Mosley and Nate Tibbetts.

Handy played professionally for 13 seasons, including a brief stint in the NBA and eight years in Europe.


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Re: Cavaliers Hire Phil Handy

Postby JSM on Sun May 19, 2013 12:20 pm

Mary Schmitt Boyer of The Cleveland Plain Dealer wrote:Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni gave Phil Handy a great recommendation.

An NBA source told The Plain Dealer on Friday that Handy had been hired to the staff of new Cavs coach Mike Brown, but the Cavs say that nothing is official yet.

Handy was a player development coach under Brown during Brown's time with the Lakers, and also worked with D'Antoni after he replaced Brown earlier this season.

"He's really good at developing players, a good workout guy with a great work ethic,'' D'Antoni said at the NBA combine here. "He'll do a super job for Mike, for sure.''

What exactly is the difference between a player-development coach and assistant coach?

"It's more just area of responsibility,'' D'Antoni said. "It's the same thing, One guy might [prepare] defense against Detroit. Another guy might develop players. It's just a different area.

"He can do whatever. His specialty was working guys out, making them better. Especially for a young group of guys he's good for them.

"I don't what he's going to do for Cleveland, so I don't know where he fits in. But wherever he fits in, he'll be good.''
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Re: Cavaliers Hire Phil Handy

Postby KareemTheGreat33 on Sun May 19, 2013 6:40 pm

NOOOOOOOOOO!! :bang: :bang:
















Wait, who is Phil Handy?
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Re: Cavaliers Hire Phil Handy

Postby karacha on Sun May 19, 2013 8:49 pm

The title should have been

"Cavaliers hire Phil."
"It's not realistic to get younger and better when you only have the veteran's minimum to offer free agents." :mhihi:

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Re: Cavaliers Hire Phil Handy

Postby Tobias Funke on Sun May 19, 2013 8:58 pm

JSM wrote:
Mary Schmitt Boyer of The Cleveland Plain Dealer wrote:Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni gave Phil Handy a great recommendation.

An NBA source told The Plain Dealer on Friday that Handy had been hired to the staff of new Cavs coach Mike Brown, but the Cavs say that nothing is official yet.

Handy was a player development coach under Brown during Brown's time with the Lakers, and also worked with D'Antoni after he replaced Brown earlier this season.

"He's really good at developing players, a good workout guy with a great work ethic,'' D'Antoni said at the NBA combine here. "He'll do a super job for Mike, for sure.''

What exactly is the difference between a player-development coach and assistant coach?

"It's more just area of responsibility,'' D'Antoni said. "It's the same thing, One guy might [prepare] defense against Detroit. Another guy might develop players. It's just a different area.

"He can do whatever. His specialty was working guys out, making them better. Especially for a young group of guys he's good for them.

"I don't what he's going to do for Cleveland, so I don't know where he fits in. But wherever he fits in, he'll be good.''


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Re: Cavaliers Hire Phil Handy

Postby KareemTheGreat33 on Sun May 19, 2013 10:18 pm

Can't wait for Pringles to win a ring here....
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