Cleveland Caveliers head coach Tyronn Lue is taking a leave of absence to address his health concerns.
Lue left Saturday night’s game against the Chicago Bulls early with an illness, which is the third time he’s left a game this year with an illness. (ESPN.com)
Coach Lue addressed the issue in a statement.
“After many conversations with our doctors and Koby and much thought given to what is best for the team and my health, I need to step back from coaching for the time being and focus on trying to establish a stronger and healthier foundation from which to coach for the rest of the season,” Lue said.
Lue went on to say he has chest pains, and other troubling symptoms. He also mentioned a loss of sleep during the year, but there is no one diagnosis for his symptoms.
General Manager Koby Altman followed with this statement
“We know how difficult these circumstances are for Coach Lue and we support him totally in this focused approach to addressing his health issues.”
Assistant Larry Drew will take over head coaching duties.