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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

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Cavs coach Tyronn Lue hinted on Monday that he may be willing to sacrifice the top seed in the East in order to rest his best players.
The Cavs are currently a half game behind Boston; however, LeBron James and Kyrie Irving are second and 14th in the NBA in minutes, respectively. Speaking with reporters, Lue explained he had been a part of teams in the past where the coaching staff decided resting key players was more important than playoff positioning. "It's crossed my mind," Lue said. "I might get in trouble [with NBA commissioner Adam Silver], so I don't know." For what it's worth, LeBron said: "Coach is going to have his logic of things, but at the end of the day, we need to play." Mar 28 - 10:36 AM

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Coach Tyronn Lue admitted that it will be a challenge to find minutes for all his players once the Cavs are fully healthy.

On Friday, Lue said the J.R. Smith (thumb) would be back in the "next 10 days to two weeks." Andrew Bogut will play in his first game on Monday. Kevin Love (knee) is expected to return later this month. "I don't know how I'm going to use all of these people I got yet," Lue said. "I got three players coming back. And now we're trying to implement D-Will right now. So it's going to be a process, but it's a great process to have when we've got great players that now we have a roster of 12 guys that should be playing."
Mar 4 - 9:46 AM

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.
Mon, Jul 25, 2016 07:36:00 PM

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

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.
Fri, Jul 1, 2016 09:54:00 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.
Sun, Jun 12, 2016 02:46:00 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.
Tue, May 31, 2016 01:22:00 PM

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."
Mon, May 30, 2016 09:56:00 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.
Thu, Mar 24, 2016 01:22:00 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.
Sat, Mar 19, 2016 06:07:00 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.
Fri, Jan 22, 2016 04:06:00 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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Kyrie Irving
2DeAndre Liggins
3Deron Williams
4Kay Felder
SG1J.R. Smith
2Iman Shumpert
3Kyle Korver
SF1LeBron James
2Richard Jefferson
3James Jones
PF1Kevin Love
2Channing Frye
3Derrick Williams
C1Tristan Thompson
2Larry Sanders