Four impacts the Cleveland Cavaliers firing of head coach Ty Lue has on the organization for the remainder of the 2018-2019 season.
Despite having three years and $35 million left on his contract, the Cleveland Cavaliers fired their championship winning head coach, Ty Lue.
Lue will always have his place in Cleveland sports history, and the news of his firing will no doubt be surprising to Cavs’ fans, even when considering the team started the year 0-6.
Owner Dan Gilbert always though highly of Lue, making him the game’s highest paid assistant when he gave the head coaching job to David Blatt.
It didn’t work out with Blatt and it was clear LeBron James was more in-step with Lue. The former NBA veteran got the gig and was at the help of three teams that went to the NBA Finals, winning the Larry O’Brien Trophy in 2016.
Larry Drew will replace Lue. Although it was a short sample size, some would argue Cleveland played its best basketball last season for the 10 games that Drew was at the helm.
The team went 9-1 under Drew, and honestly, looked as good as they ever had during the 2017-2018 campaign.
Lue supposedly was upbeat about the roster this season, as he was looking forward to a team he could really coach and “mold.”
Lue was the first coach since the Browns’ Blanton Collier in 1964, to win a major sports championship.
He leaves Cleveland with a mark of 128-83.