There's a new king in the Land, and he's wasting no time marking his territory.
After sliding over one chair in coach's row, newly-minted Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue minced no words with respect to his former superior David Blatt.
Lue will have big shoes to fill, as Blatt did lead the Cavaliers to a 83-40 record and a Finals appearance over parts of two seasons. But with it being a championship-or-bust season for Cleveland, that wasn't enough.
What Cleveland is looking for is exactly what Lue said: They're hoping for better.
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- Lue eligible to coach East All-Stars, adding another twist to bizarre saga
- Ex-Cavs center Haywood: Blatt was 'very hesitant to challenge LeBron'
- Report: Blatt lost respect of Cavs players, was almost fired in December
- Report: LeBron, agent lobbied for Mark Jackson as Cavs coach, settled for Lue
- Report: Blatt drew up plays for players who weren't in the game
- Tyronn Lue says he'll coach 'better' than Blatt
- Lue can best Blatt by better utilizing Kevin Love
- LeBron: 'I can't get caught up in worrying about what other people think'
- Although not possible, Lue says Blatt should coach All-Stars