Tyronn Lue Named Cavaliers HC: Key Takeaways from Introductory Press Conference

January 23rd, 2016 by Mike Chiari Leave a reply »

Tyronn Lue was introduced as the Cleveland Cavaliers' new head coach at a press conference Saturday morning, and the 38-year-old former NBA role player didn't waste any time laying out his vision for the defending Eastern Conference champions.

Despite leading the East, the Cavs announced Friday that David Blatt had been relieved of his head coaching duties in favor of Lue.

On the heels of that decision, Lue said it was a positive step in his coaching career, according to Chris Haynes of the Plain Dealer:

The Cavaliers were 83-40 in one-and-a-half seasons under Blatt, and they made a trip to the NBA Finals last year, but there were persistent questions about whether he was the right man for the job.

Lue, who has been part of the Cavs staff since 2014 and an NBA assistant coach since 2009, said he has what it takes to improve on what Blatt did during his time in Cleveland, per ESPN.com's Dave McMenamin:

The 1998 first-round pick offered some examples of how he intends to do that:

In addition, Lue said he'd use more of the Cavs' ...

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