Report: In wake of another ugly loss, Cavaliers not close to firing Tyronn Lue

Tuesday night, the Houston Rockets routed the Cleveland Cavaliers on national television. The same thing happened two weeks earlier against the Oklahoma City Thunder. It’s no better when the Cavaliers aren’t on a game of the week broadcast: They are 6-9 in their last 15 games, having been outscored in that stretch by 7.2 points per 100 possessions (third worst in the NBA in that time). The Cavaliers are 30-21 on the season, but they made a run through the soft part of the where they won 18-of-19, remove that stretch and they are 12-20 on the season. There are real problems in Cleveland with defense, with effort, and with team play.

Does that put coach Tyronn Lue’s job in danger?

No, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

“We are not firing our head coach,” one Cavaliers official told ESPN late Saturday night.

Lue has expressed frustration with the team, describing the Cavaliers to ESPN’s Lisa Salters at halftime of Saturday’s loss as “soft, weak, no physicality, no toughness, no grit.”

Lue wasn’t the only person to say that, Article source:

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