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Cleveland Cavaliers have named John Kuester as an assistant coach, Cavaliers General Manager Danny Ferry announced today. Kuester joins Hank Egan, Melvin Hunt, Chris Jent and Michael Malone on Head Coach Mike Brown’s coaching staff.
“We’re fortunate to have John join Mike Brown’s coaching team. John will bring a great all-around view of the game to our staff and be able to help in all areas of our team’s development. He’s a passionate coach that has experienced winning at the highest level and we look forward to him being a key contributor,” stated Ferry.
Kuester has spent the last 17 years in the NBA coaching ranks and won a NBA Title in 2004 as an assistant coach with the Detroit Pistons under Larry Brown. During the 2006-07 season, he was an assistant coach with the Orlando Magic which followed assistant coaching stints in Philadelphia (2005-06), New Jersey (2004-05) and Detroit (2003-04). He spent six seasons under Brown as a member of the 76ers coaching staff from 1997-98 to 2002-03. He helped the 76ers reach the NBA Finals in 2001 and the playoffs in five of his six seasons in Philadelphia.