NBA News: Cavs hire ex-Bucks coach Jim Boylan as assistant

The Cleveland Cavaliers have hired Jim Boylan to be the lead assistant coach on Mike Brown’s staff, per Mary Schmitt Boyer of The Plain Dealer.

 Boylan’s NBA coaching career started in Cleveland, where he served as a talent scout with the Cavaliers in 1992. His most recent exploits have been with the Milwaukee Bucks where he served as the interim head coach following the dismissal of Scott Skiles mid-season. (Interestingly enough, Boylan was also the interim head coach in Chicago when the Bulls fired Scott Skiles in 2007. His career record as an NBA head coach is 46-60, including one playoff appearance which occurred this past season with the Bucks.

Boylan’s hiring will land him on Mike Brown’s staff which also includes a holdover in Jamaal Mosley and the recently added Igor Kokoskov, previously with the Phoenix Suns.

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  • The_Real_Shamrock

    I’m liking this new coaching staff under Brown part 2 better then the first. Maybe it’s the fact that it seems to have much more experience.

  • Ben Frambaugh

    Yeah, I’m with you on this one.

  • JHop

    All I took from this story is that Scott Skiles can’t seem to keep a job.

  • mgbode

    see: the Cavs view Noel as Larry Sanders too. and who better to help Noel make the transition than the guy who helped Larry.

  • Harv 21

    Excellent staff. Mike now free to adjust glasses and tie with impunity.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    And spat in his cup!

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    And spat in his cup!

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Ahso very good point I forgot about that…I’ll even uptick it ‘cuz what day is it?

    HUMP DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Ahso very good point I forgot about that…I’ll even uptick it ‘cuz what day is it?

    HUMP DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!

  • simond

    kuester and kyle triggs were supposed to be on this coaching staff, oh well