The Cleveland Cavaliers have decided to part ways with head coach Tyron Lue after an 0-6 start to the season.
With Lue out, assistant Larry Drew will take over as head coach.
Cleveland has started the season with six consecutive defeats.
“My time here in Cleveland was truly special,” Lue stated. “I am very grateful for the dedication, sacrifice, and support of all the players on our team, the tremendous coaches I worked with and of course, our incredible fans. Lastly, deep thanks to (owner) Dan Gilbert, (former general manager) David Griffin and (current general manager) Koby Altman for the opportunity over the last three years and I only wish the organization success moving forward.”
Larry Drew met with Cavs’ management on Sunday morning to discuss terms of a promotion to interim head coach. Drew was 8-1 as the interim coach a year ago when Lue missed time due to an illness. He led the Atlanta Hawks to the playoffs in each of his three years as head coach and also spent one season as head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks in 2013-14.
Lue led the Cavaliers to three straight NBA Finals, including a title in 2016. He was 128-83 during his tenure.