Cavaliers have talent, but no one to coach it

The Cavaliers need a coach to cultivate their young talent. Someone like Mike Dunleavy Sr.

Updated: January 21, 2003, 2:41 AM ET
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com

The Cleveland Cavaliers have a general manager who found a taker for Shawn Kemp and his bloated contract. The GM later convinced Pat Riley to trade him Ricky Davis for Chris Gatling. Last June's draft haul was good, too, after two bad drafts: Dajuan Wagner in the lottery, Carlos Boozer in Round 2.

So ...

Jim Paxson isn't responsible for the Cavaliers' 8-34 record. Far from it. The team he has assembled is impossibly young, and the parts don't snap together just so, but it's my favorite ...

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