Lue spent two seasons as an assistant coach with the Boston
Celtics (2011-13) during Garnett's tenure with that franchise
and thought he could entice his close friend to return.
Garnett, an analyst for TNT and NBA TV who was working as a
consultant with the Milwaukee Bucks, turned down Lue's offer to
join the Cavaliers and come off the bench. Lue's pitch came on
the heels of a season-ending injury to Andrew Bogut.
The basketball fortunes of 2013 No. 1 overall NBA draft pick
Anthony Bennett continue to slide in the wrong direction.
The 24-year-old Bennett, who washed out with four NBA teams, was
cut by a team in Turkey during the EuroLeague playoffs.
Draymond Green said the Golden State Warriors are prepared to
play the rest of the playoffs without head coach Steve Kerr, who
is out indefinitely with lingering complications from two prior
Green, speaking to reporters Monday ahead of Tuesday night's
Game 1 of their Western Conference semifinal series against the
Utah Jazz, insists the team is rallying around assistant Mike
Brown and the rest of the staff.
"I think the way we look at it is plan on him (Kerr) not coming
back," Green said. "That's the way we're approaching this thing.
... Mike Brown is our coach, we have the rest of our staff, and
that's who we're rolling with."
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