Drew 'disappointed' about contract talks with Cavs

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CLEVELAND -- Larry Drew's contract situation with the Cavaliers remains unresolved, and Drew said he is "very disappointed" because of it.

"No updates, which I'm very disappointed about," Drew said a little more than an hour before the Cavs' home game against the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday. "It's been 72 hours."

Drew has been named the successor to former head coach Tyronn Lue, fired Sunday. Drew has been particular about his title, saying he is not the "interim" coach. "I'm like the substitute teacher," he said.

His official title under Lue was associate head coach.

Drew and agent Andy Miller have been in talks with the Cavs about restructuring his contract. Basically, Drew would like a raise.

"I'm going to be professional," Drew said. "I'm going to do my job."

Drew filled in last season when Lue was ill and compiled a 9-1 record. He and Miller have discussed their options if a deal with the Cavs can't be reached.

"I really hope we can get something resolved," he said. "Moving forward, there is a possibility it may not get resolved."

Drew added that he's been told the Cavs could hire a new head coach and he would move back to his previous role.

"I'm fine with that," he said. "My contract is up in July. Maybe Larry Drew isn't part of the future."

The Cavs entered the night with an 0-6 record and All-Star forward Kevin Love expected to miss more time with a toe injury.