A report from the Cleveland Cavaliers Monday afternoon is that head coach Tyronn Lue will be taking some time off from the team to address undisclosed health issues.
The following is Coach Lue's statement from Cavs.com:
"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.
I have had chest pains and other troubling symptoms, compounded by a loss of sleep, throughout the year. Despite a battery of tests, there have been no conclusions as to what the exact issue is.
While I have tried to work through it, the last thing I want is for it to affect the team. I am going to use this time to focus on a prescribed routine and medication, which has previously been difficult to start in the midst of a season. My goal is to come out of it a stronger and healthier version of myself so I can continue to lead this team to the Championship we are all working towards.
I greatly appreciate Dan Gilbert, Koby Altman, our medical team and the organization's support throughout."
Reports are that Cavs assistant coach Larry Drew will take over the coaching duties while Coach Lue gets healthy.
LeBron James commenting, saying, "I knew he was struggling, but (Lue) was never not himself," adding, "It's probably long overdue, but health is the most important thing."
Cleveland Cavaliers General Manager Koby Altman joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about the new-look Cavs and how the new additions to the team have panned out.
"I think the whole organization feels rejuvenated," Koby explained. "We needed to put some wind in our sails, and these deals helped us do that."
The new additions to the team are Larry Nance Jr. Jordan Clarkson, Rodney Hood, and George Hill. The Wine and Gold will play the Oklahoma City Thunder tonight at 8pm with coverage beginning at 7:30pm on 1590 WAKR.
The Cavaliers' offeseason has been anything but dull, and new General Manager Koby Altman addressed some of the pressing matters in Cleveland inlcuding Kyrie Irving's trade demands.
Altman was formally introduced at a press conference on Wednesday afternoon at Cleveland Clinic Courts. He has been with the Cleveland Cavaliers front office for the past five years, most recently as the Assistant GM.
Cavaliers' majority owner Dan Gilbert said he feels very confident in Koby's ability to take over in his new role.
"Koby's a special guy," Gilbert explained. "He knows basketball and he's a relationship guy, he's both book smart and street smart."
Altman takes over for the departed David Griffin, who served as the GM in Cleveland since the 2014-15 season.
Koby says despite reports of unrest within the organization, between players, etc, things are fine in Cleveland.
"This thing is not broken, we are a very successful organization, and we're going to continue to drive for that success," he said.