7. Fire Ty Lue
Either way, the Cavs need to look elsewhere for a head coach.
There’s just something unforgettable about the way Cleveland came out of halftime this season and for some reason, Lue couldn’t get it fixed.
The problem is magnified even more when you consider when Larry Drew stepped up as interim head coach, lackadaisical third periods weren’t as problematic.
And then you’ve got to factor in some of the rotations Lue would turn to in the playoffs, playing Tristan Thompson and Jeff Greene together, a move that guaranteed doom for any semblance of an offense.
Too often, when things went the wrong way for the Cavaliers, Lue had no explanation as to why Cleveland stunk.
It’s worth pointing out Lue had the Cavs working hard defensively during the playoffs, but that wasn’t the case during the regular season.
In a rebuild without LeBron, the idea of “flipping the switch” can’t exists. Habits must be built through the regular season and that’s why it’s best to start over.