The Cleveland Cavaliers have narrowed their search for head coach to Tyronn Lue and David Blatt with a decision expected soon, sources told ESPN.com.

The team was in the final stages of researching both candidates on Thursday as they were believed to be in final preparations before making an offer.

Lue, 37, has interviewed several times with the Cavs over the last month and recently met with team owner Dan Gilbert for an extended session, sources said. Lue played point guard for seven teams in 11 years in the NBA before working on Doc Rivers' staff in Boston and with the Los Angeles Clippers over the last four seasons.

The Cavs are believed to be drawn to Lue because of the way he's been able to connect and develop young players. The Cavs were the youngest team in the NBA last season and will be adding another key young player with the No. 1 overall pick in next week's draft.