Former Cavaliers assistant coach Phil Handy believes a "The Last Dance"-style documentary series about Cleveland's 2016 championship squad would offer a new perspective on then-head coach Tyronn Lue and LeBron James.
Handy shut down the narrative that James is a "coach killer," saying fans would be "shocked" by some of the things they would see if cameras followed the Cavs during their series against the Golden State Warriors, he told Brandon "Scoop B" Robinson.
"I think people would recognize how calm our group was. Especially being down 1-3 that whole series," he said. "People would be shocked to see how calm we were. After losing that game and what the mindset was. I also think people would be shocked to see how much of a command coach Tyronn Lue is.
"There was a lot media that said, 'Bron's the coach, he's this, he's a coach killer, he runs the team ... they would be so wrong in their assessments and they would have so much more respect for T-Lue and they would have so much more respect for LeBron in the sense that he's probably one of the most coachable dudes that I have been around in the sense of how he approaches the game and wanting leadership. He wants direction from his coaches and he's one of those players. Yes, every great player is smart, so you would be remiss as a coach not to involve them and draw from them but, I think the camaraderie of that team, the calmness and just the leadership of the team. I think people would be just totally blown away by those three things and be shocked by what they see."
Lue served as the Cavs' head coach for parts of four seasons, leading the team to a 128-83 record in the regular season and 41-20 record in the playoffs.