Cavs Head Coach Tyronn Lue has been experiencing health issues over the course of the second half of the season. He took a leave of absence in March due to chest pains and even coughing out blood. Now according to Brian Windhorst, he has been dealing with anxiety.
It has now been revealed that those health issues stemmed from anxiety. Lue applauded assistant coach Larry Drew and others for doing an amazing job in his absence at that time.
“I think when you’re going through a tough season, tough stretch, it’s easy to say you’re going to bow out. And I didn’t want to be that guy. It was tough,” said Lue to ESPN’s Rachel Nicols. “LeBron playing all 82 games, I wanted to be able to coach all the 82 games and give the team everything they needed.”
Being the head coach of the Cavs and coaching LeBron James is definitely a stressful job. It’s good to see still Lue doing well and doing his thing on the sidelines.
Game 1 of the NBA Finals between the Warriors and Cavaliers tips off at 9PM ET on ABC tonight.
Flip the page to watch Lue discussing the adversity of this season, per ESPN.