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Report: Cavs negotiating new contract to make Larry Drew top assistant under Ty Lue

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MIAMI, FL - APRIL 02: Larry Drew of the Milwaukee Bucks calls a play during a game against the Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena on April 2, 2014 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory copyright notice: (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

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Now that Tyronn Lue has a long-term extension as head coach of the Cavaliers, the roles are starting to be defined on his staff. That’s starting with Larry Drew, who is reportedly in talks to become the lead assistant on Lue’s staff and receive a pay raise that comes with it.

Via Joe Vardon of the Cleveland Plain Dealer:

Meanwhile, the Cavs are renegotiating the contract of assistant coach Larry Drew, who is set to become head coach Tyronn Lue’s chief assistant and associate head coach. Drew, formerly a head coach for both Atlanta and Milwaukee, is under contract in Cleveland for another season (his third), but the new role warrants a bump in pay, and the two sides are negotiating a price.

The rest of Lue’s staff is under contract for the upcoming season.

Lue was the associate head coach under David Blatt, and when he took over following Blatt’s midseason firing, the rest of the staff remained as-is. Now the new hierarchy is starting to be defined.