Cavaliers Won’t Interview Frank Vogel, Terry Stotts ‘Longshot’ To Get Hired

According to NBA reporter Chris Fedor of, the Cleveland Cavaliers won’t interview Frank Vogel for their head coaching job. 

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The Phoenix Suns fired Vogel after just one season. 

While the Cavaliers have done plenty of background work on Terry Stotts, he’s a “longshot” to get hired. 

Cleveland received permission to interview Denver Nuggets assistant coach David Adelman. The interview is expected to happen soon.

In their coaching search, the Cavaliers have been linked to Stotts, Adelman, Kenny Atkinson, Chris Quinn, James Borrego, Johnnie Bryant, Micah Nori, Dave Joerger, Alex Jensen and Steve Hetzel.

Cleveland fired JB Bickerstaff in an effort to keep Donovan Mitchell. The front office may also retool the roster this offseason to keep Mitchell happy after losing in the second round of this year’s postseason to the Boston Celtics in five games. 

Mitchell can sign a four-year, $208 million extension this offseason. He is under contract for next season and has a $37 million player option for 2025-26.

If Mitchell becomes a free agent in 2025, he is eligible to sign for a max of five years and $269.9 million with the team that holds his Bird rights (the Cavaliers now) or four years, $200.1 million with a new team.

Mitchell averaged 26.6 points, 5.1 rebounds and 6.1 assists this season while shooting 46.2% from the field, 36.8% from beyond the arc and 86.5% from the free-throw line.

If Mitchell doesn’t sign an extension with the Cavaliers this offseason, the thought is that Cleveland will look to trade him before free agency in the offseason of 2025.

Sources told Hoops Wire that the Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, Brooklyn Nets, New Orleans Pelicans and Philadelphia 76ers would attempt to acquire Mitchell if the All-Star didn’t extend with the Cavaliers. 

Mitchell has career NBA averages of 24.8 points, 4.3 rebounds and 4.6 assists with the Utah Jazz and Cavaliers. He scored a career-high 71 points last season against the Chicago Bulls.

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