10 Reasons Tyronn Lue Will Take the Cavs to the Next Level

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2. Sphere of Influence

Phil Jackson

Having either played or coached under mentors like Phil Jackson, Doc Rivers, Doug Collins and the Van Gundy brothers, Lue has been able to absorb a great deal of information on how to deal with top quality teams. Given the wide variety of styles within that group, he can take the best qualities of each and adapt it to the talented corps of players that make up the Cavaliers.

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Brad Sullivan is a lead writer for Cavaliers Nation. He has spent much of life in the Cleveland, Ohio area, and has remained a Cavalier fan from their 1970 beginnings through the return of LeBron James. While that fandom was sorely tested during the Reign of Error known simply by one word, Stepien, that overall historical perspective will be part of his writing for Cavaliers Nation in the months ahead.