Former Husker Tyronn Lue was named the head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers today after they let go of coach David Blatt. Lue has been with the Cavaliers since 2014 as an associate head coach. This is not an interim position as it can be with many teams in the middle of the season. It is reported that Lue has signed a multi year contract with the club.
Tyronn was an all Big 12 point guard at Nebraska from 1995-'98 and was the 23rd pick of the first round for the Denver Nuggets and was immediately traded to the Lakers. There he played on the 2000 and 2001 championship teams before he bounced around numerous clubs until his retirement in 2009. He started his coaching career with the Boston Celtics and from there to the Los Angeles Lakers until he was hired by the Cavaliers.
It has been speculated for some time the he was the next coach in waiting. He has developed a close relationship with LeBron James durig his time which most likely helped in this promotion.
Assistant Ty Lue has agreed to a multi-year deal as new Cavaliers head coach, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) January 22, 2016