Cleveland Cavaliers majority owner Dan Gilbert’s recent decision to fire Tyronn Lue is puzzling.
Calling this Cleveland Cavaliers season a disappointment is an understatement.Through six games the team has been over-matched,out played, and just straight awful.
As expected, this team is going through intense growing pains, and in no way should have EVER been considered a playoff contender.
With that being said, the team’s recent decision to fire head coach Tyronn Lue after just six games is ill-advised, and potentially dangerous for a young team, that is now without leadership.
Once again, the “LeBron James Effect” distorted our vision of what this franchise really is, and the unfiltered image that we’re seeing now -specifically with ownership- is twisted.
What Dan Gilbert lacks in vision he makes up for in a desire for chaos.
To fire Tyronn Lue for poor performance with a Cavs team like this is to yell at a pig for rolling in the mud.
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Without the brightest light in professional sports, we would’ve seen it a long time ago.Gilbert is simply not fit to run a NBA franchise.
This past summer was particularly odd, as the Cavs re-signed Kevin Love, and seemed largely oblivious to the fact that the talent on their roster was largely unproven.
No effort was made in player development – a fancy way of saying tanking – and the general feeling around the team was that they could compete.
Reality hit this team hard, and the unfortunate scapegoat was Ty Lue.
A wiser decision WOULD have been to remove him from his post in the summer, but instead Gilbert and friends chose the only route they know. The dysfunctional one.
This firing sends a loud message to the young players on the team, and to the fans in general. We have no idea what we’re doing.
It’s unclear what the thought process is. Do Altman and Gilbert believe the team will improve with an interim head coach? Do they really think this team’s a legitimate contender in the East?
If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then they are delusional, and if it’s no, than why did they wait until the early season to hit the reset button?
The Cleveland Cavaliers are in disarray, and Dan Gilbert managed to find a way to sink this franchise even lower than it already was.
That takes some real talent.