The Cavs have recently fired head coach Tyronn Lue in an attempt to have the younger players on their roster earn more playing time. Lue was reported to be partial to playing the veterans which he had won with, where management was looking for their younger players now that Lebron has left town. Without Lebron’s presence management wanted to see their younger players in larger roles.
Assistant coach was set to take over the head coaching duties after Lue’s dismissal. Drew was reported as wanting an assurance to be coaching beyond this season and didn’t want to take over the team with the potential to be dismissed at season’s end. The Cavs began the season 0-6 under Lue and have gone 102 since.
As per Bleacher Report, Drew says:
“I would like to be a part of it long term, to be perfectly honest,” the 60-year-old Drew said. “Rebuilding is not an easy thing to do. It’s usually something that takes a little time. If it’s going to take some time, I’d like to be a part of it. I made the organization pretty aware of that. It’s not going to happen overnight, but I’m committed to helping out and doing what it takes to be a part of that. In order to be a part of that, I feel that it’s going to have to be something done with a little more security.”
Management must’ve took heed to his words and granted his wishes.Adrian Wojnarowski is reportiung that Drew’s deal to be the new head coach includes a clause where he has a partial guarantee for the 2019-20 season.
Drew will be the head coach for rest of this season and has an agreement for 2019-20 if Cavs choose to keep him — or will get a buyout payment should team decide to move on to a new coach, sources said. https://t.co/Jseeh7U20U
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 5, 2018