Coach Lue Agrees To 5-Year Extension With Cavs

  • 7/25/2016 9:26:20 PM
  • Brian Skowronski
  • Local Sports

Just over a month after capturing the franchise's first NBA championship the Cleveland Cavaliers locked down their head coach to a long-term deal.

As first reported by ESPN, the Cavs and head coach Tyronn Lue agreed to a five-year extension on Monday evening. The contract guarantees the first four years with a team option for the fifth year. 

Lue was the league's top-paid assistant coach with a four-year deal worth $6.5 million before taking over for fired head coach David Blatt in January. He then led Cleveland to a 27-14 second half record, earning the number one seed in the Eastern Conference Playoffs, where the Cavs would go on to win the title.

The deal keeps Lue under contract in Cleveland through the 2019-2020 season.

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