Two-time NBA champion James Posey has joined David Blatt's coaching staff in Cleveland. He will join another recently-retired player, Tyronn Lue, on the Cavaliers staff.
Posey last played in the NBA for the Indiana Pacers in the 2010-11 season. In his 12-year career, Posey played for the Denver Nuggets, Houston Rockets, Memphis Grizzlies, Miami Heat, Boston Celtics, New Orleans Hornets and the Pacers. He won championships in 2006 with the Heat and 2008 with the Celtics.
For his career, Posey averaged 8.6 points and 4.7 rebounds per game. His two best three-point shooting seasons came during his two championship seasons.
The 37-year-old Posey joins a staff that also includes Lue, Larry Drew, Jim Boylan, Bret Brielmaier and Phil Handy. Vitaly Potapenko, who played 11 NBA seasons from 1996-2007, is the team's assistant director of player development.
- Alex Hampl