The Cavaliers are expected to name Alex Jensen, a St. Louis University assistant, as head coach of their new Canton D-League team, the Plain Dealer has learned.

Jensen has spent the past four seasons as a Billikins assistant under Rick Majerus for whom he played at the University of Utah in the 1990s. St. Louis is one of the Atlantic 10’s top defensive teams and it’s believed his focus on defense is one of the main attractions to the Cavaliers.

Walsh University coach Jeff Young also was believed to be among the finalists.

– Reported by Tom Reed of the Cleveland Plain Dealer