Nebraska will honor a Cornhuskers hoops great and now World Champion head coach Saturday.
Tyronn Lue, who led the Cleveland Cavaliers to a comeback victory in the NBA Finals in June, will be at the Huskers 3:30 EST football game with No. 22 Oregon on Saturday. Nebraska announced it will honor Lue with a video tribute at some point during the game.
Lue averaged 15.9 points per game in his three-year Nebraska career, including a stat line of 21.2 points and 4.8 assists per contests in his last season in Lincoln, the 1996-97 campaign. He told Huskers.com that he was thrown off when the school said it wanted to honor him.
“Initially I was like, ‘Are you serious? You want me to go in front of all those people?’ ” Lue joked. “But I had a chance to sit down with (athletic director Shawn Eichorst and Associate Athletic Director Marc Boehm) and Coach Miles, and we talked about it, and they said it was good for the university. Any time I can help out with the university or help out with anything that’s positive, I always want to do that.”
Lue, 39, won the title in just his first season as the Cavaliers head coach. In fact, it was not even his first full season as he took over the team in January.
With Lue coaching, LeBron James and Kyrie Irving brought Cleveland back from a 3-1 series deficit against the Golden State Warriors.