Tyronn Lue is protecting it actual in his first interview since being fired by the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Talking this week with Joe Vardon of The Athletic, the previous Cavs coach stated that he wishes he have been still teaching the workforce.
“My entire profession, my longest tenure has been in Cleveland,” stated Lue. “Being there the longest, I assumed, nicely, perhaps I’d discovered a house. What I attempted to construct there, I feel the culture I tried to set … I assumed we might do it together. Koby [Altman] being a young GM, me being a young coach, having young gamers.
“I gained a championship there, so you might have a chance and a chance to do something totally different, and it is best to have that leeway to have the ability to undergo a pair difficult years,” he went on. “To win a championship and go to the [NBA] Finals can buy you somewhat time, you'd assume.”
Lue, who continues to be only 42, served as affiliate head coach in Cleveland beneath David Blatt from 2014 to 2016. He then turned head coach after Blatt’s firing and guided the franchise to their first-ever championship in 2016 and two more NBA Finals appearances earlier than himself getting fired in 2018.
After very nearly becoming the head coach for another team, Lue has since returned to the LA Clippers as an assistant underneath Doc Rivers. With the Cavs going a mixed 31-85 (.292) in two seasons now since Lue’s dismissal, it makes you marvel if he was really the issue.