Cavs 'acting' coach Drew says progress in contract talks
ABS-CBN Sports on Nov 02, 2018 07:50 AM
Cleveland Cavaliers acting head coach Larry Drew talks with Jordan Clarkson in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, in Cleveland. The Cavaliers won 136-114. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
By Tom Withers, Associated Press
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers “acting” coach Larry Drew said contract negotiations with the team are “going forward in a positive direction.”
Drew wants the Cavs to restructure his contract if he’s going to become the team’s interim coach this season following firing of Tyronn Lue, who was dismissed Sunday (Monday, PHL time). Cleveland snapped a six-game losing streak and got its first win on Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time) under Drew.
Before Thursday’s (Friday, PHL time) game against Denver, the 60-year-old Drew said the sides have made some progress. Drew wanted some guarantees from the Cavs as they get deeper into a rebuilding season.
Cavs owner Dan Gilbert said he’s not getting involved in talks and will let general manager Koby Altman handle Drew’s situation. Gilbert said he’s “confident they will get it worked out between the two of them.”
Drew has a 10-1 record over the past two seasons while Cleveland’s head coach.
The Cavs want to develop younger players like rookie guard Collin Sexton and forward Cedi Osman this season.