After a rough start from the Cleveland Cavaliers, where they have gone 0-6 after the departure of LeBron James, Cavs general manager Koby Altman has told head coach Tyronn Lue that he is being let go.
Larry Drew will serve as interim coach as the organization searches for a replacement, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Drew is hoping for a longer-term appointment, according to Woj, and it will be a possibility that the organization will discuss with him in the coming weeks.
Owner Gilbert has High Turnover Rate with Most Successful Coaches
Cavs owner Dan Gilbert has a history of firing his most successful coaches. Lue is the third-most-successful behind David Blatt and Mike Brown, both of whom were also fired during Gilbert’s time as owner.
Lue also has the 2nd-most playoff wins in franchise history behind Brown, with 41 post-season wins behind Brown’s 42.
The Team Says Goodbye
Cavs players quickly took to Instagram to thank Lue for his work with the team and send him off with respect.
Both Smith and Love have played under Lue throughout his three-straight finals runs with the team. They won a championship together under Lue in 2016.
This post will be updated as the story develops.
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