The Cleveland Cavaliers parted ways with head coach Tyronn Lue on Sunday afternoon. He still had quite a bit of money left on his contract.
After winning the NBA championship back in 2016, Lue signed a contract extension worth $35 million over five years with the first four seasons fully guaranteed.
Whether this was a flat rate or one front-loaded predicated on coaching LeBron James was not immediately clear.
According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Lue still had $15 million remaining on his contract. The fifth year was a team option, which means that Lue was likely paid somewhere around $7.5 million for the rest of this year and again for all of next season.