The Cavaliers continued their post-LeBron makeover by firing head coach Tyronn Lue after a rocky 0-6 start to the season. Lue has been with the team since the 2014-15 season, and took over head coaching duties after David Blatt was removed from his post.
The news on Lue’s removal began to circulate on Sunday morning.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are planning to fire head coach Ty Lue, per league sources. @TheAthleticNBA @WatchStadium— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) October 28, 2018
After firing Ty Lue, Cleveland planning to promote Larry Drew to interim coach, sources tell ESPN. Management meeting with Drew now.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) October 28, 2018
Lue is the first coach to be fired this season. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, associate head coach Larry Drew will be promoted to interim head coach. Drew last served as a head coach for the Milwaukee Bucks. He recorded a record of 15-67 in his one season with Milwaukee.
During his tenure with the Cavs, Lue amassed a regular season record of 211-128. Lue served as Cleveland’s head coach when the team won the 2016 NBA Championship.