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Larry Drew waiting on Cleveland Cavaliers head coach agreement

Larry Drew interim head coach for the Cleveland Cavaliers talks to Jordan Clarkson #8 of the Cleveland Cavaliers during the game against the Toronto Raptors on March 21, 2018 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.
Image: Larry Drew had been expected to take over from Tyronn Lue as interim coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers

The Cleveland Cavaliers have yet to appoint a full-time coach after firing Tyronn Lue, with Larry Drew holding out for assurances from the club.

Drew, who was one of the top assistants under Lue, was expected to step into the role, but said on Monday that he is not the team's interim coach but merely "the voice right now".

He is expected to lead the Cavaliers against the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday, but there is no agreement beyond that in place, with Drew awaiting a restructuring of his contract.

Head coach Tyronn Lue of the Cleveland Cavaliers looks on during the game against the Minnesota Timberwolves on October 19, 2018 at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Timberwolves defeated the Cavaliers 131-123.
Image: Championship-winning coach Tyronn Lue was fired by the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday

Drew said his agent Andy Miller is in contact with the Cavaliers front office and that no long-term commitment will be made until a new agreement is reached.

Lue was fired on Sunday by general manager Koby Altman, who was disappointed with the team's 0-6 start and parted ways with the only coach to win a pro sports championship in Cleveland since 1964.

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Altman praised Lue, but says "we just didn't think coach Lue was the right fit for this group. We wanted to go in a different direction, a different coach and a different voice",

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