Health problems: Cavs coach takes time out
Tyronn Lue is no longer head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers around superstar LeBron James. Due to health problems Lue takes a break for the time being.
Head coach Tyronn Lue is taking a break from the NBA with the Cleveland Cavaliers for health reasons for the time being.
After many discussions with the doctors and our general manager and many thoughts about what is best for the team and my health, I decided to retire from coaching indefinitely,” said Lue.
The 40-year-old stayed in the cabin halfway through Saturday’s 114:109 win over the Chicago Bulls due to symptoms of illness.
For the third time this season, Dirk Nowitzki’s former team-mate was unable to coach his team over the entire distance in a match at the Dallas Mavericks (2007/08).
“I’ve had chest pain and other worrying symptoms exacerbated by insomnia throughout the year,” Lue said:”Despite a whole series of tests, we still don’t know exactly what the problem is.”
For the time being, assistant Larry Drew will succeed him as interim chief. Lue led the Cavs to their first NBA title in his premiere season as head coach in 2016 and to the final last season.
As the third best team in the East, Cleveland are currently clearly on a play-off course, but the season was quite turbulent with various player changes.