CLEVELAND– Cleveland Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love took to Instagram on Sunday to say thanks to recently-fired head coach Tyronn Lue and many of his teammates, past and present, followed suit.
Multiple sources are reporting the Cavs let Lue go Sunday morning after their 0-6 start this season.
Love, a five-time NBA All-Star and advocate for mental health, had kind words for his former coach.
“You helped me see the big picture. Life changing experiences and teaching points. Nothing but love and admiration. Know we will work towards something greater together again. THANK YOU,” Love posted.
Shooting guard J.R. Smith also posted to Instagram about Lue with a photo of the ex-head coach at the 2016 Cavaliers championship parade, while center Tristan Thompson called him a great leader.
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Always bigger then coach and player. We are brothers. Family at the end of the day and that will never change. Only Coach to bring a championship to this city. Learn so much on and off the court from Ronnie Lue. Gonna miss your positive energy and always telling me to enjoy every moment of this cause it's rare for guys like us to make it. My Coach T Lue
Former Cavaliers also chimed in, including recently-retired Richard Jefferson and Dahntay Jones.