CLEVELAND (AP) — Larry Drew did his best coaching the Cavaliers through a troubling season, but doesn’t know if it was enough to keep his job.
Before the season finale on Tuesday night, Drew said “let’s hope not” when asked if it was last game as Cleveland’s coach. The 61-year-old Drew took over seven games into the season after Tyronn Lue was fired, and led the Cavs through a season filled with injuries and losses.
Drew said he plans to meet with general manager Koby Altman in a few days to discuss his future. The two have not scheduled a meeting.
The Cavs gave Drew a raise when he replaced Lue and the team has an option on the coach for next season.
Drew feels proud that he was able to develop several of Cleveland’s young players, including rookie point guard Collin Sexton.
“I can clearly say that I checked the boxes of what I had to accomplish,” Drew said. “I’m comfortable with what took place.”