Former players support Tyronn Lue after Cavaliers pull trigger early on firing

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Tyronn Lue was not hired by Cavaliers GM Koby Altman, he was not the favorite of owner Dan Gilbert. Lue was the guy LeBron James wanted and LeBron James’ winter address is in California now.

The Cavaliers fired Lue Sunday morning after a 0-6 start. It was a quick trigger for a coach who has won a ring and was given a roster from the Island of Misfit Toys — a roster built to support LeBron and not revamped with any direction this past summer. The firing led to a lot of people around the NBA shaking their heads.

Lue released a classy statement on his way out the door.

LeBron James, Kevin Love and a lot of other former players for Lue had his back on Sunday.

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Played with you and for you… two words. THANK YOU

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Thanks coach for everything.

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