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Cavs Announce Tyronn Lue Is Stepping Away

A closeup of Tyronn Lue looking down.

BOSTON, MA - MAY 13: Head coach of the Tyronn Lue Cleveland Cavaliers reacts against the Boston Celtics during the first quarter in Game One of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at TD Garden on May 13, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

We have some shocking NBA news being announced this morning. Tyronn Lue is stepping away from the Cavs.

Cleveland's head coach is stepping away from the team due to health reasons, according to an announcement from the team.

Here's the full announcement from Lue:

"After many conversations with our doctors and Koby and much thought given to what is best for the team and my health, I need to step back from coaching for the time being and focus on trying to establish a stronger and healthier foundation from which to coach for the rest of the season.

I have had chest pains and other troubling symptoms, compounded by a loss of sleep, throughout the year. Despite a battery of tests, there have been no conclusions as to what the exact issue is.

While I have tried to work through it, the last thing I want is for it to affect the team. I am going to use this time to focus on a prescribed routine and medication, which has previously been difficult to start in the midst of a season. My goal is to come out of it a stronger and healthier version of myself so I can continue to lead this team to the Championship we are all working towards.

I greatly appreciate Dan Gilbert, Koby Altman, our medical team and the organization's support throughout," he said.

This is reportedly a move Lue has been considering for weeks.

Associated head coach Larry Drew will take over.

The Cavs are currently the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference.

Stay tuned.