Former Nebraska basketball guard and current Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue had his No. 10 retired Thursday at Pinnacle Bank Arena in a ceremony that involved a video message from LeBron James.
Here’s what LeBron had to say about Lue, who played at Nebraska from 1995-98.
— Robin Washut (@RobinWashut) February 3, 2017
In three seasons at Nebraska, Lue averaged 15.9 points, 4.4 assists and 3.4 rebounds a game. His junior season was one of the best in Cornhusker history, as he put up 21.2 points, 4.8 assists and 4.3 rebounds per contest. He was drafted No. 23 overall in the 1998 NBA Draft and played 11 pro seasons for seven teams. He became the Cavs’ head coach midway through last season and led Cleveland to the NBA championship.
Lue is only the fourth player in Nebraska basketball history to have his number retired, joining Dave Hoppen, Stu Lantz and Eric Piatkowski. Here’s the unveiling of his jersey in the rafters:
— Christopher Heady (@heady_chris) February 3, 2017
During the proceedings, the Nebraska official Twitter account threw some shade at the Golden State Warriors, who famously lost to Lue’s Cavaliers last season after blowing a 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals.
Hey Coach Lue.
— Nebraska Basketball (@HuskerHoops) February 3, 2017