Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue is reportedly still working under his assistant coach contract.
Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue has yet to sign his head-coaching contract, reports ESPN’s Dave McMenamin.
Lue took over for the fired David Blatt in February, and was not given an interim tag as head coach. Lue is currently working under the contract he signed as an assistant coach, according to the report.
Cleveland is fully expected to honor the contract Lue verbally agreed to, which is worth $3 million a year—prorated for this season, then a team option after next year. There are no stipulations that would prevent Lue form receiving the contract, reports McMenamin.
The reason Lue decided not to sign the contract was out of respect for Blatt, who hired Lue before last season.
Lue, who was the highest-paid assistant in the league before taking over for Blatt, led the Cavaliers to a 30–11 record during the regular season. Cleveland, the No. 1 seed in the East, has advanced to the second round of the playoffs after a sweep of the Pistons.