Player Page

Tyronn Lue | Guard

Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Age / DOB:  (39) / 5/3/1977
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 175
College: Nebraska
Drafted: 1998 / Rd. 1 (23) / DEN
Share: 

Latest News

Recent News

The Cavaliers and coach Tyronn Lue agreed on a five-year, $35 million extension.
Lue was brought on during the season for a first-place Cavs team and took home a title. He's not the greatest coach with lineup adjustments just yet and isn't the greatest play-caller either. Of course, it helps to have LeBron James. The Cavs figure to play Tristan Thompson at the five more often next season. Jul 25 - 7:36 PM

Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days


Player News

Date:

Head coach Tyronn Lue and the Cavaliers have begun negotiating a contract extension, according to Chris Haynes of Cleveland.com.

While Lue didn't have any major eye-catching adjustments in the playoffs, winning an NBA title against a 73-9 team gives him a lot of leverage. The 39-year-old coach obviously has LeBron James behind him and his owner seems committed to building a championship team for the foreseeable future. Additionally, the Cavs picked up the option on assistant coach Larry Drew.
Jul 1 - 9:54 PM

Tyronn Lue has been fined $25,000 for his public criticism of the officials following Game 4.

Lue commented on LeBron James' lack of foul calls following Friday's Game 4 loss, and his wallet will pay the price. The Cavs won't have to deal with Draymond Green (suspended) in Game 5, so expect Lue to take advantage of that with an onslaught of pick-and-roll sets. Cleveland could also go big more often, which would present more opportunities for Kevin Love to get on the floor.
Jun 12 - 2:46 PM

Tyronn Lue said he won't be scared to play his big lineup against the Warriors.

The Warriors smaller lineup can present challenges to opposing teams, but Lue is confident the Cavs big men can continue to be effective. While Timofey Mozgov hasn't played much in the postseason, he had some success against the Warriors in the 2015 NBA Finals and could be dusted off for 10-15 minutes per game. Kevin Love, Tristan Thompson, and Channing Frye will continue to see the majority of Cleveland's "big" minutes.

LeBron James recently gave a ringing endorsement for Tyronn Lue as Cleveland's head coach.

"I knew what he was capable of," James said. "I've had a long history with Coach Lue. ... I just always believed he was ready for the moment if the moment presented itself." LeBron is not alone in his assessment, and veteran James Jones—a strong voice in the locker room—had an even more emphatic stance. "Just look at him. Look at how we respond to him. He connects with us and he's done a great job of helping us connect the dots and see the plan, the vision and how every step is necessary."
May 30 - 9:56 AM

Tyronn Lue said the Cavaliers may sit some players against the Nets on Friday.

While Lue said it's only a possibility, fantasy owners should be prepared for at least one of LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, and Kevin Love to sit against the Nets. We'll keep an eye on reports after shootaround on Friday, but it wouldn't be a shock to see Lue rest one or more of his stars against the lowly Nets.
Mar 24 - 1:22 PM

The Cavs are not resting players against the Heat on Saturday.

Coach Ty Lue will keep his word that he won't rest players on the back-to-back set. Kevin Love did not play in the fourth quarter last night, so that is something to watch for tonight.
Mar 19 - 6:07 PM

Ty Lue has agreed to a multi-year deal as new Cavaliers head coach.

Well, that didn't take long to figure out what the Cavs had planned here. Lue was highly coveted as an assistant coach and he was interviewed to be the head coach of the Cavs back in 2014. Additionally, ESPN's Brian Windhorst says LeBron James was not consulted on this decision.
Jan 22 - 4:06 PM

Tyronn Lue became the highest-paid assistant coach in NBA history with his four-year, $6.5 million deal with the Cavs.

Several NBA coaches make close to $2 million annually, so the Cavs offered up some serious money to pry him from Doc Rivers. The Warriors also gave former Clippers assistant coach Alvin Gentry about $800K per season, and the Clippers may be losing out on assistants while the Donald Sterling drama unfolds.
Wed, Jun 25, 2014 02:32:00 PM

Tyronn Lue has agreed to come on board for the Cavs as the teams associate head coach.

That's three assistant coaches of Doc Rivers gone (Alvin Gentry to GSW, Kevin Eastman promoted to Clippers' front office) as Lue heads to Cleveland. He will join David Blatt on the bench as Cleveland attempts to right the ship after four years of turmoil following "The Decision." Rivers reportedly gave Lue his blessing to accept the job.
Mon, Jun 23, 2014 04:37:00 PM

The Cavs would like to add Ty Lue to be an assistant to David Blatt's staff, but Lue is unlikely to leave Doc Rivers' staff.

Lue was basically the runner up for the Cavs' head coaching. The Clippers are going to need Lue even more with Alvin Gentry moving up the coast to Oakland.
Thu, Jun 19, 2014 11:58:00 PM

Tyronn Lue will get a second interview for the Cavs' head-coaching job on Friday.

He is a very strong candidate for the job and is facing stiff competition from Alvin Gentry. Lue will meet with owner Dan Gilbert and the team would likely make a decision in the coming days. Obviously, the first pick in the draft should light a fire under them to make a hire soon.
Mon, Jun 9, 2014 11:34:00 AM

Clippers assistant coach Tyronn Lue left a strong impression on Cavs team officials in his interview, according to Yahoo! Sports.

He reportedly interviewed on Thursday and looks to be the favorite to win the job. Lue's competition includes Alvin Gentry, Vinny Del Negro and Lionel Hollin, all of whom have head-coaching experience. The Cavs will likely have their coach picked out in a couple weeks to have time to prepare for the NBA Draft.
Sat, May 31, 2014 07:02:00 PM

Tyronn Lue will interview with the Cavaliers Thursday as the team expands their head coaching search.

Lue is currently an assistant coach with the Clippers and will join a growing list of candidates that include Vinny Del Negro, and Lionel Hollins. Alvin Gentry will reportedly interview with the Cavs on Friday and University of Florida head coach Billy Donovan has also show interest, so while Lue could end up with the position, he is by no means the leader in the clubhouse at the moment.
Thu, May 29, 2014 11:16:00 AM

Clippers assistant coach Tyronn Lue will interview for the Cavs head coaching job next week.

The Cavs are looking at a number of candidates, including Vinny Del Negro, Adrian Griffin and Alvin Gentry. A lot of teams are looking to ex-players and turning them into first-time head coaches, so Lue would certainly fit into that en vogue mentality. He played point guard for 11 seasons in the NBA and won two NBA championships
Sat, May 24, 2014 06:31:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Kyrie Irving
2Kay Felder
SG1J.R. Smith
2Iman Shumpert
3DeAndre Liggins
4Jordan McRae
5James Jones
SF1LeBron James
2Mike Dunleavy
3Richard Jefferson
PF1Kevin Love
2Channing Frye
C1Tristan Thompson
2Chris Andersen