By now, we all know the Cleveland Cavaliers will have to make some changes on the coaching staff in the coming weeks to fix the roster.
In a perfect world, the team would be in a position to start over in 2017-18.
That would be nice, but with the team playing at a historically poor rate in 2017, a few moves in the short term would help.
One such move would be the hiring of a head coach.
If the Cavaliers had to trade one or more of their current coaches to fill that void, it would be tough to imagine a coach other than LeBron James leaving the organization.
But if that was to happen, it wouldn’t be surprising to see one of the new coaches, Tyronn Lue, or the new head coach, Mike D’Antoni, take the reins.
In fact, it might be more likely that the Cavs would have a new head of basketball operations in place this coming season than a coaching change.
If Lue was the man in charge, that would be an incredibly tough task to fill.
In his first season with the Cleveland Browns, Lue led the team to an 8-5 record.
The Cavs went 13-7, losing just one game.
Lue also led the Browns to a playoff berth, winning it all, but it was against the San Diego Chargers in the AFC Championship Game.
He also had a 10-year NFL coaching record and won a Super Bowl with the New York Giants.
The Browns went on to win two of the next three Super Bowls, losing the last one in 2008.
He was fired after the 2008 season, and the team never reached the postseason.
Lues only two seasons with the Browns saw him become an assistant coach with the Philadelphia Eagles.
Lued would also make the leap to the coaching ranks in Cleveland in 2016.
He helped guide the Browns into the playoffs after the season, finishing the year with a 4-2 record.
However, the Browns didn’t make the playoffs this year and missed the playoffs for the third straight year.
Luing had a 15-16 record in three seasons as head coach with Cleveland.
His record as a head man was a far cry from the record of the Cleveland franchise, and he would have to be replaced by someone new.
The Cleveland Cavaliers had a great 2017-2018 season, but could they be better this year?
Let’s take a look at the Cleveland Cavs 2016-17 record to see how much improvement could be expected from the organization in the upcoming season.
Record: 5-7 (7-5 AFC East) Record in 2017: 2-8 (5-7 AFC East).
Record at the time of Lue’s firing: 2.49.
Season to date: 8-4 (.625) Season record as head man: 4-3 (.875) Overall record as team head coach: 12-7 (.739) In Lue: Lue is one of three coaches to have at least two seasons at two different teams in the same league.
In his first year with the Cavaliers, he had a 4.15 ERA and 4-7 record.
That was after starting out 5-4 and winning a playoff game in the Wild Card game.
After the season ended, Lues hired Dave Joerger as the team’s new head man.
In four seasons as the Cleveland coach, Lued had a 7-7 mark and a 4:1 record in the playoffs.
The Cleveland Cavaliers lost the 2016 AFC Championship to the Baltimore Ravens.
In 2017, Loe led the Cleveland team to a 7,500-seat home stadium in Cleveland.
The Cavaliers went on a nine-game winning streak before losing to the Miami Dolphins in the divisional round of the playoffs to finish with a record of 7-8.
Loe’s teams record in 2018 is a 5-6 record, and they lost the final two games of the regular season.
They lost the AFC South Championship game to the Atlanta Falcons, and lost in the wild card round of this year’s playoffs to the New England Patriots.
Loes record as coach this year is a 7.75 ERA, but the Cavs are 3-5 in the postseason this year.
Lue also helped lead the Cleveland organization to a championship last year, but that didn’t happen.
In Lues first season, the Cavaliers went 7-6, but they fell in the NFC Championship Game to the San Francisco 49ers.
League record as league head coach at the moment: 4.17.
Overall league record as League head coach since Lue took over in the offseason: 5.27.
Derek Anderson was the head coach of the Houston Rockets for two seasons before moving to the Cleveland front office.
Anderson was fired by the Rockets after one season, after a 5.03 ERA and 2-11 record in his first two seasons as Rockets head coach before his firing in 2018. Team