Tyronn Lue has had a multitude of issues to deal with this season while being the Head Coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Talk of being fired by Cleveland will always be talk until it actually happens. While also having the best player in the NBA on his team in LeBron James, Lue has had to deal with the struggles of the team thus far this season. The Cavaliers sit in third place in the Eastern Conference at this moment in the season. Cleveland used the trade deadline to revamp their slumping team that has been lead by James. Cleveland decided to deal Isaiah Thomas to the Los Angeles Lakers and received PG/SG Jordan Clarkson and C/PF Larry Nance Jr.

in return. PG George Hill, SG Rodney Hood, and Nance Jr. have ventured into the Cavaliers' starting five after their acquisitions at the trade deadline. Lue's health is just another adjustment for Cleveland to deal with.

Tyronn Lue will step away from coaching to revive his health

On Monday, the Cavaliers released a statement on behalf of Tyronn Lue, in part stating, "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."

The Cavaliers' General Manager supported the decision for Lue to step away.

At 40-29 Cleveland still sits in a fine spot in the Eastern Conference as the NBA moves closer to the postseason. Experts have said the Cavaliers are better with their new players than they were before the trade deadline. Cleveland will likely look to push this latest matter aside at the moment and focus on basketball as Tyronn Lue recovers

During this time, Associate Head Coach Larry Drew will take over for Tyronn Lue.

Drew has been with the organization since 2014 as an assistant. He previously had head coaching experience with the Milwaukee Bucks and, most recently, the Atlanta Hawks. He made the playoffs in each of his three seasons as the Hawks' head coach but moved no further than the conference semifinals.

Lue's health is what is most important

According to Lue, the details of what specific illness he has are unclear. He said in his statement that he tried to work through whatever this is, but could not. What is most important in order for him to return to the Cavaliers' sideline is to take care of this illness and make it his main point of focus.