The Cleveland Cavaliers have hired Jim Boylan to be the lead assistant coach on Mike Brown's staff, The Plain Dealer has confirmed.

Boylan is a longtime NBA assistant coach who most recently served as the interim head coach for the Milwaukee Bucks last season after Scott Skiles was fired.

He started his coaching career in Switzerland in the 1980s where he led his team, Vevey Basketball Club to a championship. He has held positions in the college ranks as an assistant at Michigan State and as the head coach at University of New Hampshire.

His NBA coaching career started in Cleveland, where he served as a talent scout starting in 1992. After serving on Cleveland's staff for five years, he left to become an assistant coach for the Vancouver Grizzlies. Since then he has been an assistant in Phoenix, Atlanta, Chicago, and most recently Milwaukee. He briefly held the head coaching position for Chicago in the 2007-08 season after Scott Skiles was fired.