Tyronn Lue is out as coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers following a Saturday night loss to the Indiana Pacers dropped the team to 0-6, according to multiple reports.
Lue has posted a 128-83 record during his time with the Cavaliers, but began this season without LeBron James — who left to join the Los Angeles Lakers in free agency.
The team has also been hampered by a nagging left foot injury to star forward Kevin Love and reports of friction with the front office over Lue’s playing of veterans instead of focusing on giving younger talent more time.
Assistant Larry Drew is expected to be named the interim coach, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
The Athletic was the first to report Lue’s firing.
Lue, who signed a five year extension in 2016, is owed approximately $20 million.
–Field Level Media