San Antonio Spurs assistant Ime Udoka played for three universities, went undrafted out of college and rose from the ranks of the G League to spend seven seasons in the NBA.

That perseverance, along with his ability to relate to players, has drawn the interest of the Cavaliers.

A league source confirmed a report from Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com Friday night that Udoka will interview with the Cavs on Sunday.

Udoka, 41, has spent seven seasons as a Spurs assistant, directing the Spurs’ Summer League team in 2013 and ’14. During his time in San Antonio, Udoka was considered a key in luring LaMarcus Aldridge in free agency and developing former Spurs star Kawhi Leonard in summer sessions.

During an NBA career that ran from 2003-11, with one season spent in the professional ranks in Spain and France, Udoka played for the Los Angeles Lakers (2003-04), New York Knicks (2005-06), Portland Trail Blazers (2006-07), Spurs (2007-09 and 2010-11) and Sacramento Kings (2009-10). During his G League time, Udoka was named to the all-G League first team and chosen for the league’s sportsmanship award.

Udoka played for Eastern Utah, the University of San Francisco and Portland State, as well as the Nigerian national team.

Former Memphis Grizzlies coach J.B. Bickerstaff and assistants Alex Jensen of the Utah Jazz, Jamahl Mosley of the Dallas Mavericks and Juwan Howard of the Miami Heat have already interviewed with the Cavs and more candidates are scheduled for next week, according to Cleveland.com.

The Cavs have also received permission to interview Trail Blazers assistants David Vanterpool and Nate Tibbets and Denver Nuggets assistants Wes Unseld Jr. and Jordi Fernandez. The Cavs and coach Larry Drew mutually parted ways on April 11.

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