The Cavaliers have hired longtime NBA assistant and former guard Sidney Lowe as an assistant to coach J.B. Bickerstaff.
Lowe, 61, most recently served as an assistant with the Pistons. He actually was an assistant with the Cavs in the late 1990s, under then-coach Mike Fratello.
Prior to hiring Lowe, the Cavs reportedly searched far and wide for a replacement for Lindsay Gottlieb, who left to become a head women’s coach at USC.
Per Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com, the Cavs had several other candidates on their radar — including Lloyd Pierce (joined Rick Carlisle with Pacers), David Fizdale (joined Frank Vogel with Lakers), Chad Forcier (joined Mike Budenholzer with the Bucks), Steve Clifford (joined Steve Nash and Nets as a consultant) and Jamahl Mosley (new Magic head coach).
The Cavs were terrible offensively last season, ranking 28th out of 30 teams. Bickerstaff has yet to assign coaches to specific roles, but it is believed Lowe will help in the are of offense.
A deal was completed with Lowe on Friday afternoon, Fedor added.
Along with the Cavs and Pistons, Lowe has served as an assistant with the Timberwolves, Grizzlies, Jazz and Wizards. He compiled a 79-228 as head coach of the Timberwolves and Grizzlies in a combined four seasons and eight games.