By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Cleveland Cavaliers have fired head coach Tyronn Lue on Sunday morning. The team has promoted assistant coach Larry Drew to be interim head coach for the rest of the season.
Lue is the first NBA head coach to be fired in the early season. He was canned after the team went 0-6 to begin the season.
Lue’s final game with the team was on Saturday night against the Indiana Pacers. They lost 119-107 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.
Drew will make his debut with the team at home on Tuesday night. The Cavaliers host the Atlanta Hawks, who are 2-3.
Lue was 128-83 in his three-plus years with the team. He helped guide the team — along with former star LeBron James — to the NBA Championship during the 2015-16 season in Game 7 over the Golden State Warriors.
The team lost James, who signed with the Los Angeles Lakers in the off-season. This was the second-time James spurred his hometown to play elsewhere.
The Akron, Ohio native signed a four-year deal with the Lakers in July.
The 60-year-old Drew has prior NBA head coaching experience with the Atlanta Hawks and the Milwaukee Bucks. He spent three seasons as the Hawks head coach and one season as the Bucks head coach.
He went 128-102 in 230 games as the Hawks head coach from 2010-2013. Drew then went 15-67 in 82 games in his lone season as the Bucks head coach during the 2013-14 season.