The news of the Cavaliers firing Tyronn Lue came as a surprise early into the 2018-19 season as Cleveland got off to an 0-6 start — and apparently many of the players are upset by the situation.
According to The Athletic, citing unidentified sources: “The players are ‘pissed.’ Lue’s a player’s coach who is partial to veterans, and his partiality toward them may have played a role in his dismissal.”
Cavs’ players are ‘pissed’ over Lue’s firing, sources tell me. You’re seeing it play out on social media. https://t.co/l4ORmbUHPg
Though the players aren’t happy with Cleveland’s decision, several took to social media to express their gratitude for the 41-year-old coach — including former Cavaliers great LeBron James.
Take a look at some of the reactions:
T Lue thanks for the memories and more importantly our partnership bringing a ? to that deserved city/fan base. U know how to find me ??
You helped me see the big picture. Life changing experiences and teaching points. Nothing but love and admiration. Know we will work towards something greater together again. THANK YOU. ?
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#ThankYou from 3 straight finals an a chip to this! ??♂️ Always love!
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Always bigger then coach and player. We are brothers. Family at the end of the day and that will never change. Only Coach to bring a championship to this city. Learn so much on and off the court from Ronnie Lue. Gonna miss your positive energy and always telling me to enjoy every moment of this cause it's rare for guys like us to make it. My Coach T Lue
Thank you for always believing in me and being the great leader that you are. 3 straight finals appearances in your first 3 years as a head coach is something special. THANK YOU COACH!
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Thanks coach for everything.
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