Report: Tyronn Lue to coach Cavaliers against Wizards on Thursday

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It’s not quite as soon as expected, but Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue is ended his health-related leave of absence.

Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com:

Tyronn Lue will resume his role as Cavaliers head coach Thursday against the Washington Wizards, two team sources told cleveland.com.

Hopefully, this means Lue has recovered from the health issue that sent him on hiatus.

The Cavs went 9-1 in his absence, but as the playoffs approach, they could use stability on the bench. Major roster turnover on trade-deadline day was already more than enough upheaval.

That said, more than anything, the Cavaliers need LeBron James – and they have him. As long as that remains the case, coaching is secondary.