Warriors’ Steve Kerr’s message to ill Tyronn Lue
Early on Monday morning, news came down the wire stating that Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue will be taking a leave of absence from his team to deal with a health issue. Since word of Lue’s condition got out, several members of the NBA family have decided to extend their well wishes, including Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr.
“I feel for Ty,” coach Kerr said during Monday morning’s shootaround. “We’ve been in contact. Health is everything. This game is fun and it’s exciting and we all love our jobs, but we just to be healthy. We just want everybody to be healthy — the players and coaches.
“We’re thinking about Ty and hoping he can recover quickly and find some answers to get back on the sidelines, because he’s a great guy,” coach Kerr continued. “He’s a great representative for their team and for the league. We just want him back.”
Steve Kerr offers his sympathy for Cavs coach Tyronn Lue, who’s taking a temporarily leave of absence pic.twitter.com/BzNPRze5eX
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Coach Lue left during the second half of Saturday’s 113-105 win over the Chicago Bulls and did not return to the bench. In an official statement with the Cavs, the Mexico, Missouri native revealed that he’s been dealing with tiredness and chest pains
“I have had chest pains and other troubling symptoms, compounded by a loss of sleep, throughout the year,” coach Lue wrote in his statement. “Despite a battery of tests, there have been no conclusions as to what the exact issue is.”
Cavs superstar LeBron James likened the loss of coach Lue to losing one of their best players.
LeBron shared his thoughts on the absence of "the captain of our ship," Tyronn Lue. pic.twitter.com/7WtYmMPZOD
— ESPN (@espn) March 19, 2018
The Warriors — now the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference standings with a 53-17 overall record — will be back in action on Monday night, as they’re scheduled for a matchup with the San Antonio Spurs. Tip-off inside the AT&T Center is set for 9:30 p.m. EST with ESPN having live broadcast coverage.