Tyronn Lue has no plans on letting any of the Cavaliers players coach the team anytime soon, even though many call LeBron James the coach.
After Warriors coach Steve Kerr made headlines for having his players coach the team in a blowout win over the Suns on Monday, Lue was asked by Cleveland.com if he’d ever consider doing the same thing.
“I wouldn’t do that. They already say LeBron’s coaching the team anyway, so if I give him the clipboard they’re really gonna say that,” Lue said.
If he were to give away the clipboard, Lue said he’d give it to assistant coach Larry Drew.
Tyronn Lue joked that people already think LeBron James coaches the Cavaliers so he wouldn’t want to add fuel to that fire by handing him coaching duties during a game.
Kerr handed over coaching duties to Andre Iguodala and Draymond Green late in the Warriors’ 129-83 win over the Suns.
Many took Kerr’s actions as a sign of disrespect for Phoenix, but after the game Kerr defended his actions saying he thought it was what the team needed.
“It’s their team. They have to take ownership of it. As coaches our job is to nudge them, guide them; we don’t control them. They determine their own fate. I don’t feel we’ve focused well at all the last month and it just seemed like the right thing to do,” Kerr said.
Warriors coach Steve Kerr let his players coach during Monday’s 129-83 win over the Suns.
Lue on the other hand probably shouldn’t change anything about his coaching at the moment.
Since the Cavaliers’ busy trade deadline, Cleveland has won four games in a row as LeBron and company have appeared to right the ship. They’ll now look to build on their recent wins and march toward a fourth straight NBA Finals appearance.
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