Cleveland Cavaliers: Tyronn Lue and Hue Jackson are polar opposites

Cleveland Cavaliers Tyronn Lue (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
Cleveland Cavaliers Tyronn Lue (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images) /

The two recently fired Cleveland coaches, Tyronn Lue (for the Cleveland Cavaliers) and Hue Jackson, (of the Cleveland Browns) couldn’t be more different.

Tyronn Lue always has and always will be, the ultimate players coach. Endeared by his guys, he gained the respect of his players by working to the point of exhaustion and sickness to improve the Cleveland Cavaliers’ performance.

Lue is the epitome of class and left Cleveland with a championship under his belt, and his head held high.

Hue went out like a delusional, high cowboy, gun blazing, while spouting random self-serving tid bits. 

There could be no greater antithesis to the likeability of Ty Lue than Hue Jackson, the recently fired Browns head coach.

Where Lue defended his players, owned up to his own shortcomings, and took blame, Jackson defended himself.

Like the NFL quarterback he couldn’t coach, Hue was always on defense. He pointed fingers at those around him, snuck behind peoples’ backs, ripped his players publicly and destroyed his locker rooms’ confidence in the process.

Tyronn Lue’s players love for him is evident in the overwhelming support he received on Twitter after his firing.

It was reported that Browns QB Baker Mayfield “wouldn’t exactly be sad” to see Hue Jackson go.

Ty Lue coached THE golden era of Cleveland basketball.

Hue Jackson had the second-worst coaching record in NFL history. The only man who had a worse record than him couldn’t exactly have been fired. He owned the team he was coaching.

Cleveland Cavaliers fans will remember the fire, passion, and devotion of Tyronn Lue.

Browns fans will remember a man who was never wrong, threw everyone under the bus, mishandled every aspect of coaching, and ultimately dug his own grave.

There was enough blame to go around for the Browns’ shortcomings, yet somehow Hue took that blame and spread it to every single person besides for himself.

It’s quite possible we may remember Ty Lue as our all-time favorite Cleveland Cavaliers coach, and we can learn a lot from his grace, humility, and character.

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Undoubtedly, we will remember Hue as THE worst coach to ever manage a pro sports team in Cleveland.