A new name has been linked to the Cleveland Cavaliers' head coaching search.
And it might be one you're already familiar with.
According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Cavs have received permission to interview Denver Nuggets assistant coach Wes Unseld Jr. for their head coaching position, which became vacant when Cleveland and Larry Drew mutually parted ways last month.
While you're likely more familiar with his father, Hall of Fame big man Wes Unseld, the younger Unseld has become a rising star in the coaching ranks. Currently serving as the lead assistant coach on Mike Malone's Denver staff, the 43-year-old Unseld has played a key role in the development of the Nuggets, who amassed a 54-28 record this past season and are currently tied 1-1 with the Portland Trail Blazers in the Western Conference Semifinals.
Prior to joining Denver, where he has coached since 2015, Unseld Jr. spent time as an assistant with the Orlando Magic (2012-15), Golden State Warriors (2011-12) and the Washington Wizards (2005-11). He also spent time as a scout and assistant coach in the WNBA after graduating from John Hopkins University, where he played basketball for three years.
Unseld's name is the latest to be linked to the Cavs since the team and Drew parted ways. Other candidates the Cavs have either interviewed or received permission to speak to include Memphis Grizzlies head coach J.B. Bickerstaff, Utah Jazz assistant Alex Jensen, Portland Trail Blazers assistants Nate Tibbetts and David Vanterpool, Miami Heat assistant Juwan Howard and Dallas Mavericks assistant Jamahl Mosley.