Lebron is easy to manage – Cavs caoch
Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue says Lebron James is easy to manage, and that the problem is usually “outside pressure”
Lue was speaking ahead of his meeting with the Lakers coaching hierarchy of Walaton and Brian Shaw later this week, but has said he has little to tell them about the challenges of coaching a player of Lebron’s profile.
He said: “I’ll just tell them LeBron’s easy,” said Lue, who coached James for the past two and a half seasons in Cleveland before the superstar departed the Ohio team for the Lakers via free agency last month.
“People get this whole thing built up like he’s hard to coach. It’s not. LeBron’s not the problem. It’s the outside tension that’s the problem. Just put added pressure immediately on the coaches, on his teammates. Now everything you do is under a microscope … So it’s going to be a totally different change for the Lakers,”
Lue was an associate head coach with the Cavs from 2014 to 2016 and head coach from January of 2016. James returned to Cleveland from Miami in 2014 and led them to a title in 2016.
“LeBron is easy to play with, very unselfish,” Lue said. “LeBron can bring guys along, make sure they’re doing the right thing. It’s going to be good. The outside is what you’ve got to be able to block out.”
Lue was an associate head coach with the Cavs from 2014 to 2016 and became head coach in January of 2016.
James who returned to Cleveland from Miami in 2014 and led them to a title in 2016 has signed for the Los-Angeles Lakers.