Cavaliers assistant coach Joe Prunty is expected to coach the Great Britain senior men's national team in the EuroBasket competition this summer, The Plain Dealer has confirmed.

The appointment was first reported by the website Prunty declined to comment on his appointment before Friday's game against Philadelphia, but an NBA source confirmed it.

Cavaliers coach Byron Scott declined to discuss the opportunity for Prunty, who is in charge of the Cavaliers' offense, but did praise his assistant coach.

"I just know Joe's one of the best coaches I've ever worked with," Scott said.

The job will keep Prunty occupied from August until mid-September, typically a slow time for NBA teams. It could lead to him coaching the Great Britain Olympic Team, should the squad qualify for the 2016 Summer Games.

Prunty, in his third season on Scott's staff, has been an NBA assistant for 17 years, including nine years with San Antonio, as well as stops in Dallas and Portland. But he was a surprise choice to coach Great Britain because his only head coaching experience has been in the NBA summer leagues, and has very little international experience. He has worked at NBA Basketball Without Borders camps in Turkey, development camps in Indonesia and NBA Fit Camps in China, but he has not coached an international squad.