Cavaliers fire head coach Tyronn Lue after 0-6 start
The Cleveland Cavaliers have made the decision to make a coaching change after their poor start to the season. As a result, head coach Tyronn Lue has been fired after just six games of the season.
This has seen assistant coach Larry Drew being put into the role as interim head coach for the time being. However, Drew made it clear with his first comments that were non-committal to him being anything long-term in that capacity, according to ESPN.
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Top assistant Larry Drew, who was expected to take over after Cleveland fired Tyronn Lue, said Monday he is not the team’s interim coach but is merely “the voice right now” as the Cavs prepare to host Atlanta.
Drew said his agent is in talks with the Cavs about restructuring his contract and is not making any long-term commitment until an agreement is reached.
It is clear that Drew is looking to have job security before he states anything. This is especially the case given how things had unfolded during his time with the Milwaukee Bucks. There, he saw the team bring in Jason Kidd to replace him.
Beyond that, it shows that Drew is very hesitant to attach himself to the position long-term given how things have unraveled. The Cavaliers have gotten off to a discouraging start. There are plenty of issues with the roster that Lue was having trouble figuring out. Management was pushing for him to play the youth while he wanted to go with the veteran players.
Ultimately, this is a fluid situation. The Cavaliers will have to figure out in the coming weeks before things go completely off the tracks this season.