It was announced earlier this morning that Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue would be stepping away to deal with his ongoing health issues.
Those health issues have caused Lue to miss all or parts of three games this season, including missing the second half of their 114-109 victory in Chicago this past Saturday.
In a statement released today Lue said, “I have had chest pains and other troubling symptoms, compounded by a loss of sleep, throughout the year. Despite a battery of tests, there have been no conclusions as to what the exact issue is.”
To read the full press release from the Cavaliers, click here to view it.
Cavaliers associate head coach Larry Drew will take over in Lue’s absence. Cleveland currently sits at 40-29 (3rd place in the East) and only have 13 games remaining until the postseason begins.
Drew has some head coaching experience with Atlanta (2010-13) and Milwaukee (2013-14). Drew has also been on the Cavaliers staff since 2014 and is familiar with how things operate within the organization.
LeBron James spoke with the media this morning and addressed the situation involving Lue’s health issues.
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In a season full of turmoil, this is just the latest obstacle to be thrown the Cavaliers way. Stay tuned for any further updates regarding Ty Lue. We wish him nothing but the best and hope he gets well soon.