Cavaliers Head Coach Tyronn Lue Reveals he is Receiving Treatment for Anxiety

Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue in 2016. Photo by KCR/REX/Shutterstock

Back in March, Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue took two weeks absence from the team in order to deal with health issues that have not been specified. Until now.

In an interview with ESPN‘s Rachel Nichols, Lue revealed that the main source of his health problems was anxiety, for which he is currently receiving treatment.

I’m glad it wasn’t anything serious,” – said Lue. “Just anxiety and the medication I’m on is great. No more chest pains, so everything’s been great.

Tyronn Lue has been struggling with chest pain for more than a year and underwent series of test before deciding to step away from coaching on March 19 and deal with the issues eventually returning to his duties on April 5. According to Lue, these two weeks absence helped him a lot, as he took the badly needed rest and made lifestyle changes that made his condition better.

I think for the first time in my career, 20 years, I had a chance to focus on me. It wasn’t as bad as people thought it was. But I did have some chest pains for the last couple of years. And I was just trying to be able to get through it not knowing what was wrong with me,” – Lue revealed to Nichols. “So the two weeks I took off, just finally had a chance to focus on myself and change my diet. Hired a chef. Stopped drinking as many Shirley Temples. And stopped with the sweets and got back to taking care of myself. Now I feel great.

Since returning to coaching, Tyronn Lue and his Cavs managed to overcome various obstacles and booked their place in the 2018 NBA Finals where they will face Golden State Warriors for the fourth straight season.