Larry Drew and the Cavs organization have ended their contract stalemate. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Larry Drew will finish the season as head coach and will be paid a cash buyout if Cavs decide to move on after this year.
Drew will be the head coach for rest of this season and has an agreement for 2019-20 if Cavs choose to keep him — or will get a buyout payment should team decide to move on to a new coach, sources said. https://t.co/Jseeh7U20U
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 5, 2018
So, if the Cavs decide to hire a new coach next year, Dan Gilbert will be paying three head coaches. This seems to be a fair deal. Drew will make extra cash for his increased role, but it doesn’t force the Cavs into sticking with him long term if it doesn’t work out.
It’s good the dispute is resolved. This is one less issue for the struggling Cavaliers. Now, they just need to start winning some games.