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CLEVELAND -- As they debate what to do with the No. 1 draft pick, the Cavaliers made a significant first move in their coaching search. The team interviewed Chicago Bulls assistant coach Adrian Griffin for its coaching vacancy Tuesday, two people with knowledge of the meeting told the Associated Press. They spoke on condition of anonymity because of the private nature of the situation. Griffin is believed to be the first candidate to formally interview with the Cavs, who are looking for their third coach in three years after owner Dan Gilbert fired Mike Brown last month for the second time in four years. And while the team was meeting with Griffin, Florida coach Billy Donovan, who has reportedly been contacted by the Cavs, wouldnt promise he will return for another season in Gainesville. "I think when you start making guarantees about life and start making guarantees about where youre going to be, thats not good because if for some reason I ever change my mind and did something, I wouldnt want (people) saying, Well, he promised, he guaranteed, he said this on record," Donovan said at the Southeastern Conferences annual spring meetings. "I just think when you start doing that, thats a mistake." The 39-year-old Griffin wasnt drafted out of college, but he played for five teams during nine seasons in the NBA. He has been on Tom Thibodeaus staff in Chicago since 2010. He also worked under former Milwaukee coach Scott Skiles. Griffins background working with the defensive-minded Thibodeau and Skiles, and playing under Jeff Van Gundy and Don Nelson makes him an attractive choice to Gilbert, who believes defence wins championships. New Cavs general manager David Griffin has said he wants to find a coach with "the defensive background thats dyed in the wool of this franchise" and one with offensive openness. The Cavs, who defied long odds to win the NBA draft lottery last week, are not commenting during their coaching search. Soon after Brown was let go following a disappointing 33-49 season, Griffin was one of the first candidates to be linked to Clevelands opening. He has a good rapport with players, and can identify with life as a pro after being bounced around the league and playing in Europe. Griffin has been pursuing his doctorate in leadership studies while working as an assistant. Last week, a person familiar with the Cavaliers plans told the AP the club plans to interview Los Angeles Clippers assistant Alvin Gentry this week. He previously worked in Phoenix with David Griffin. 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The result was a game-winning, power-play goal. Chiasson snapped a third-period tie and lifted the Dallas Stars to a 3-2 victory on Monday night. Marvin Plattenhardt Jersey. They never thought it would take some blood, too. Kevin Love grabbed his 4,000th career rebound as part of a 19-point, 13-board effort to lead the Timberwolves over the Utah Jazz 112-97 on Tuesday night.The Winnipeg Goldeyes jumped on the Quebec Capitales early to even their record on their 10-game Can-Am League road trip. Josh Mazzola drove in five runs to lead the Goldeyes (20-12) past the Capitales 11-5 Friday night at Le Stade Municipal in Quebec City. The win moves the Goldeyes back into a first place tie with the St. Paul Saints in the American Associations North Division and improves Winnipegs record to 2-2 on the road trip. The Goldeyes started the scoring in the top of the second inning, as Mazzola singled in Ray Sadler. Reggie Abercrombie followed Mazzola with two-run home run. After Quebec tied the game in the bottom of the second, Winnipeg regained its lead in the top of the fourth. Ryan Pineda singled in Casey Haerther and Jake Blackwood cracked a double to score Pineda. The damage came with two out. Winnipeg really blew things open an inning later. Sadler and Donnie Webb reached base to begin the top of the fifth inning and Mazzola brought them home with a three-run home run. "(Mazzola) has a lot of pop," Goldeyes pitching coach Jamie Vermilyea said on the Jewel 101 post-game show. "Home runs havent been coming to him early the season, but hopefully this gets him going." Three batters later, Pineda hit a two-run shot to give the Goldeyes an insurmountable 10-3 lead. ";He had a good night at the plate," Vermilyea said of Pineda.dddddddddddd "Its good to get that out of your nine-hole hitter. Any time you have a guy hitting at that spot of your order put the ball out of the park, its a good thing." Following Pinedas home run, Quebec starting pitcher Leondy Perez intentionally hit Tyler Kuhn with a pitch and was ejected from the game. Quebec scratched across single runs in the bottom of the fifth and seventh innings, but Winnipegs massive lead was too much. Sadler scored on a sac fly in the top of the ninth inning to complete the scoring. Aside from Mazzolas five RBI night, Pineda went three-for-four with three RBI and five Goldeyes had multi-hit nights.Goldeyes starter Kyle Anderson gave up four runs – three of which were earned – in 6 1/3 innings to get the win."I know the number line doesnt look all that great, but he pitched well," Vermilyea said. "He just had a couple situations where he left a couple pitches up." Perez was on the hook for 10 runs, all earned, in 4 1/3 innings and took the loss. The Goldeyes can win the series tomorrow night in Quebec. 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