- Report: Eastern conference executive says Andre Drummond ‘definitely out of Cleveland’
- Former NBA executive discloses how much Cavs would likely pay Jarrett Allen in long-term deal
- Andre Drummond has hilarious reaction to finding out Cavs traded for another center in Jarrett Allen
- Report: Cavs waive 2 players in aftermath of blockbuster James Harden trade
- Report: Cavs acquire Jarrett Allen and Taurean Prince in blockbuster James Harden deal
- Report: Cavs helping Kevin Porter Jr. ‘get his life together before putting him on the court’
- Report: Cavs reveal MRI results of Collin Sexton’s latest injury
- Report: Cavs considered adding Jeremy Lin before signing Yogi Ferrell
- Kevin Porter Jr. highlights relationship with Carmelo Anthony as he remains away from Cavs
- Report: Steve Nash continues to have no update on Kyrie Irving’s mysterious absence from Nets
Tyronn Lue Releases Emotional Statement After Being Fired by Cavs
- Updated: October 28, 2018
Just hours after being fired as head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers, Tyronn Lue issued a statement that expressed his thanks for his time with the team. He was dismissed on Sunday morning after the team began the 2018-19 NBA season with six straight losses.
— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpearsESPN) October 28, 2018
Lue was under consideration to become the Cavaliers head coach in 2014, but lost out to David Blatt. Despite coming up short, he accepted a job with the team as an assistant coach. When Blatt was fired in January 2016, Lue was elevated to the role of head coach and proceeded to lead the Cavs to the franchise’s first-ever league title five months later.
After that championship, Lue agreed to a five-year contract with the Cavaliers that paid him an estimated $7 million per year. Two more trips to the finals came up short, with the departure of LeBron James in July then shifting the focus of the organization to more of a rebuilding mode.
The key issue that ultimately got Lue fired was his insistence on staying loyal to the veterans on the Cavaliers, in opposition to general manager Koby Altman‘s approach of focusing on more playing time for younger players. Assistant coach Larry Drew was promoted to interim head coach, but has a much stiffer challenge ahead than when Lue took over a first-place team. His first game will be on Tuesday night when the Cavaliers face the Atlanta Hawks.