The Cleveland Cavaliers are trying out some new things during the NBA Summer League.
Of course they are attempting new player lineups and play styles but they are also trying out some new, temporary coaches too.
And for that task they are bringing back a fan favorite who is still beloved by many Cavaliers fans.
— Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) July 12, 2022
On Tuesday night, the Cavaliers announced that Daniel “Booby” Gibson was acting as a guest coach for the Summer League.
It’s been a while since fans have seen Gibson but there was a time when he was a huge, central part of the Cavaliers.
Booby Is Back
Gibson played for the Cavaliers from 2006 until 2013.
He was the 42nd overall pick in the 2006 NBA Draft and he went for 4.6 points per game during his rookie year.
He had a shooting percentage of 41.9% and was a contributing factor in the Cavaliers making it to the playoffs.
For the next few years, Gibson was a major player for the Cavs and peaked with a high of 11.6 points per game during the 2010-11 season.
He suffered from some injuries and setbacks because of them and was also held back by a few issues in his personal life.
For his career, Gibson had a career average of 7.8 points, 2 rebounds, and 2 assists before stepping away from the game in 2013.
Since his retirement, Gibson has been focusing on his music and has appeared on the reality show Love & Hip Hop.
Still, many people will always remember him as the guard for the Cavs who could get red hot on certain nights and was a very devoted, strong player.
Therefore, seeing him as a coach is something that most fans are elated by – they only wish they saw it more often.