Cleveland Cavaliers add former NBA guard Jose Calderon to entrance workplace

CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers are bringing again former guard José Calderón as a particular advisor of their entrance workplace, it was introduced Friday.

Calderón performed 14 seasons within the NBA, spending the 2017-18 season in Cleveland because the Cavs made their fourth straight journey to the Finals. The 40-year-old was with the Detroit Pistons in 2018-19.

After retiring, he labored with the Nationwide Basketball Gamers Affiliation as an assistant to NBPA government director Michele Roberts and a senior administration staff on union technique and points related to present gamers.

With the Cavs, Calderón will help Koby Altman, the staff’s newly named director of basketball operations.

“We’re thrilled so as to add somebody of José Calderón’s background and expertise to our entrance workplace,” stated Altman, who obtained a contract extension this week. “His accomplishments as a basketball participant and familiarity with our group might be invaluable.

“We sit up for his insights and perspective on how we are able to proceed shifting this staff ahead and enhancing our efforts in direction of sustainable and long-term success right here in Cleveland.”

The Cavs are 24-18 after successful simply 22 video games final season. They play in San Antonio on Friday.

Calderón averaged 8.9 factors and 5.8 assists in 895 profession video games. He performed on 4 Olympic groups for Spain, successful two silver medals and a bronze.

He performed six professional seasons in Spain earlier than breaking in with Toronto in 2005. He spent eight seasons with the Raptors and likewise performed for the Pistons, Mavericks, Lakers, Knicks and Hawks earlier than signing a one-year cope with Cleveland.

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