Appearaning on Holding Court with Geno Auriemma, Irving said he was “unbelievably craving” a tactical partner like Stevens, according to Bleacher Report.
“Brad fits perfectly in terms of that because he has an intellectual mind and is an intellectual human being,” Irving said. “It was something I was unbelievably craving in terms of what I wanted for my career.”
At media day Irving said that he “wouldn’t want to be with another coach.”
“Because he is that intellectual,” Irving said, according to NBC Sports Boston. “He is that high-character guy. He’s growth-oriented. He wants the best for his team. He’s realistic about his goals, about the mission.
“That’s who he is. He’s a smart individual that knows basketball.”
Lue, 40, went 78-45 in his first two seasons in Cleveland, winning the NBA championship in 2016 and losing in the NBA Finals to Golden State in 2017.
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