After ESPN analyst and former Mavericks coach Avery Johnson priced himself out of the position and TNT analyst Doug Collins pulled out of the running, Kuester appears to have the inside track on the job.
Kuester, 54, has been with the Cavs for two years. He served as the team's unofficial "offensive coordinator" this season. He's a former Pistons assistant coach under Larry Brown.
He would be missed on the Cavs' staff. If they decide not to go out of the organization to fill the position, perhaps Chris Jent would be next in line to be their offensive coach.
The Cavs have two possible coaching candidates already in the building in Bryant Moore, the team's advance scout, and developmental coach Lloyd Pierce.
They could also decide to go outside the organization and hire an official offensive coordinator.