Larry Drew Rumors
The 2016 NBA Champion Cleveland Cavaliers have promoted Larry Drew to Associate Head Coach on Head Coach Tyronn Lue’s staff. The Canton Charge, the Cavaliers exclusively owned and operated NBA Development League team, also promoted Nate Reinking to Head Coach. Reinking was formerly an Assistant Coach for the Charge.
Meanwhile, the Cavs are renegotiating the contract of assistant coach Larry Drew, who is set to become head coach Tyronn Lue’s chief assistant and associate head coach. Drew, formerly a head coach for both Atlanta and Milwaukee, is under contract in Cleveland for another season (his third), but the new role warrants a bump in pay, and the two sides are negotiating a price.
Chris Haynes: “The assistant coaches of Cleveland Cavaliers’ head coach Tyronn Lue obviously they still don’t have a contract in place. People I’ve spoken with, they have told me that frustration is at its worst regarding why they do not have contracts. Their contracts expired July 1st. Assistant coach Damian Jones, Phil Handy, James Posey, Jim Boylan and to a certain extent, Larry Drew. Frustration is mounting. It’s at an unbelievable point, that’s how it has been described to me.”
Indeed, Larry Drew, Mike Longabardi, Jim Boylan, James Posey, Phil Handy, and Vitaly Potapenko are all coming back to Lue’s bench. Former Cavs guard and LeBron James’ friend Damon Jones is also joining as an assistant, replacing Bret Brielmaier, who as previously reported got a promotion when he joined Brooklyn Nets coach Kenny Atkinson’s staff.