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Cavs won't fire Lue

Published:Monday | February 5, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue (right) talks with Isaiah Thomas in the first half of an NBA game against the Detroit Pistons on Sunday, January 28, 2018, in Cleveland. The Cavaliers won 121-104.

CLEVELAND (AP):

A person with direct knowledge of the situation says the Cleveland Cavaliers have no plans to fire coach Tyronn Lue despite the team's recent slide.

The status of Lue, the only coach to win a championship with a Cleveland team since 1964, came into question following Saturday night's 32-point home loss to Houston. However, Lue's job is not in danger because of the need for "keeping continuity" at a challenging time, according to the person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity yesterday because of the sensitive nature of the situation.

ESPN first reported that Lue's job was not in jeopardy.

Cleveland has lost 12 of 18 and has been blown out several times in the span.

Lue has been with the Cavaliers since 2016, when he replaced David Blatt midway through the season. Lue took over and guided the Cavs to a win over the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals.