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Ehlo to take job with Cleveland Cavaliers

A source close to the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball program confirmed Saturday morning an earlier rumor that Eagles’ assistant Craig Ehlo has accepted a coaching job with the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers. According to the source, the Cavaliers will formally announce the addition of Ehlo to head coach Byron Scott’s staff, where he will serve as a main assistant, on Monday. First-year EWU head coach Jim Hayford, when contacted prior to his team’s Saturday night nonconference road game against Ehlo’s alma mater, Washington State, would not publicly confirm nor deny the report. “All I’m thinking about right now is how best to play Washington State,” said, Hayford, who gave Ehlo, a veteran of 14 NBA seasons – seven of which were spent in Cleveland, his first college coaching job last March after he, himself, was hired away from Whitworth University by Eastern. “I know he’ll be beside me on the bench in Pullman tonight, which is great. “It’s always great when you get to coach with one of your best friends.” Ehlo, a member of the WSU Hall of Fame, worked extensively as a television analyst after retiring from the NBA and moving his family to Spokane. But his only previous coaching experience was at Rogers High School, where he served as the Pirates head coach for three years (1998-2001).
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