Cavaliers' Love (foot) out at least six weeks

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Assistant coach Larry Drew has been tapped to fill the void temporarily. If not, he will receive a buyout. Drew is 60 years old; he served as the interim coach last season for the Cavaliers when Lue took a leave of absence.

Cleveland is 1-2 since Lue was sacked.

Thirty-nine Final Thoughts for 39 field goals for the Orlando Magic - none more important than the last in the Cavaliers' 102-100 loss in Disney World on Monday.

Knowing what usually happens to interim head coaches, Drew was seeking additional guarantees from the Cavaliers in terms of money and the length of his contract in order to accept the role as head coach for the rest of the season. Cleveland played three games with Drew as the "voice" of the team, not the head coach.

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And while some lamented the decision, the man responsible for the original iconic celebration gave it his stamp of approval. The only change we saw was between the Rams and Saints for the No. 1 and two spot after New Orleans won that contest.

The post-LeBron James era couldn't be starting off any worse for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Another blow was a foot injury to All-Star Kevin Love that will sideline him until mid-December.

The Cavaliers' preference likely will be to conduct a search and target a coach to direct the franchise's rebuild, but Drew has the trust and respect of the Cavaliers veterans and remains essential to get them through what promises to be a trying season. Love has missed more than 20 games in six of his 11 National Basketball Association seasons, five of his last eight and each of the last three.

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His record in the postseason is 10-14.

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