His offensive playbook is much better and he’s proven he can maximize LeBron if given a proper roster...so I don’t think he’s a lateral move from Walton. A significant upgrade? Probably not.
But he’s good enough...I immediately see most of our late game troubles disappearing.
Also, Lue was a defensive guy and in charge of that for the Clippers before becoming a full-time coach. The Cavaliers have done ok, he’s done a good job scheming and making adjustments to defensive gameplans through the years and from reg season to playoffs. When they haven’t had the personnel, they’ve sucked of course.
Offense: Lue by a lot
Defense: Luke by a little
Locker room mgmt: Lue, LeBron factor
Rotations: Lue by a little
In-Game Adjustments: Lue by a considerably large amount
I do have some concerns, but I’ll give the guy a shot.
We're just settling for the same thing. If Lue struggles next year then he will be fired as well. How many coaches are we going to go through in a single decade?