It appears as if Tyronn Lue will be head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers for the foreseeable future.
Per a report from cleveland.com’s Chris Haynes and Joe Vardon, the two sides are currently negotiating a contract extension that will keep Lue in Cleveland for a long time.
Lue is currently coaching on the same deal he signed when was hired to be David Blatt’s top assistant prior to the 2014-15 season. When he was promoted to head coach after Blatt was fired, the Cavs offered him a three-year deal worth $9.5 million but didn’t accept the offer in hopes of securing a bigger one after the season.
With the Cavs having won the title, Lue is certainly in line for a raise. At minimum, it seems possible that he could make $7 million per year - that’s what Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle makes for instance - or more. As noted by Haynes, the interesting part is that there isn’t a rush to get a detail in place since he technically has a contract right now. With the Cavs also having to lock down their own free agents like LeBron James and J.R. Smith.
Still, Lue is going to get a deserved pay bump one way or another.