In the wake of Tyronn Lue’s firing, Larry Drew will serve as the team’s head coach. And, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the organization wants to name Drew as the interim head coach, but Drew wants a ‘longer commitment’ from the organization:
Cavs practicing soon -- with GM Koby Altman expected to tell players that Larry Drew is the team's voice today. Altman and Dan Gilbert wants Drew to accept interim coaching job -- with possibility of a longer-term appointment later. Drew is hoping for a longer commitment now.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) October 28, 2018
Drew is something of a known commodity as a coach, as he has a 143-169 record in four season as a head coach. For the Cavs, that’s exactly what they should want right not to help settle the chaos. And it makes sense that Drew would want a commitment beyond this year.
The Cavs, though, should not be rushing to commit to the team’s next head coach. Perhaps Drew proves himself, but the team should be considering a wide-range of candidates for their next coach and find someone who can help them build correctly post LeBron James. It feels far too early to start listing out names, and Drew deserves a shot at least.