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Cavaliers’ Lue Steps Away from Coaching Job, Says There’s Too Much Pressure

Tyronn Lue has been the head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers since 2016, but despite having one of the biggest payrolls in the industry and being able to take charge of one of the best NBA teams, the all-season coach has finally had enough of the pressure.


In an interview done by ESPN he said, “It’s the hardest job by far. It’s the hardest job. But I’ve been through a lot of tough thing in my life anyway, and I just try not to listen to the outside noise – to the media and what they have to say. As long as I have the support of [general manager] David Griffin, [principal owner] Dan Gilbert, my players, the city of Cleveland, the State of Ohio, as long as I have that support, that’s all that matters.”

Lue has had tough times lately. Just assuming the responsibility of trying to win every game the team faces has been really stressful for the head coach. He also adds that the media attention has been pushing him off the edge.

He says, “I don’t like the media attention. That’s why this job is just so tough because you’re in front all the time. It’s tough because whatever you say if you say one wrong thing – especially leading this team – it goes viral.”

According to Live NBA Stream, Lue has already filed for a week’s leave to address his health concerns. The team has also released a statement regarding the head coach’s decision with him citing “chest pains and other troubling symptoms, compounded by a loss of sleep throughout the year.”

Lue also added in his released statement that he has undergone a series of the medical exam to determine his condition, but it still remains to be unknown as of the moment. Several reports have been released regarding associate head coach Larry Drew managing the team for the meantime.