Nebraska paying tribute to Tyronn Lue against Oregon
During Nebraska’s 2:30 p.m. home game against the No.22-ranked Oregon Ducks tomorrow, former Huskers basketball player Tyronn Lue will be recognized on the HuskerVision screens. Lue, who averaged over 21 points per game his senior year, most recently coached the Cleveland Cavaliers to an NBA championship.
Despite being a star on the basketball court, Lue knew which sport reigned supreme at Nebraska.
“That’s all that anyone talked about was it being a football school,” said Lue, via huskers.com. “and getting a chance to see the Huskers play football.”
Lue then talked about his response to being the center of attention on Saturday, even if it is for just a few seconds.
“Initially I was like, ‘Are you serious? You want me to go in front of all those people?’ ” Lue said. “But I had a chance to sit down with Marc and Shawn 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.”
In July, after the Cavaliers came back from a 3-1 NBA Finals deficit to defeat the Golden State Warriors, Lue signed a five-year extension. The former Husker only coached the Cavaliers for half a season, but made the most of it.
“I only coached half a year, but the ultimate goal is all the hard work you put in and the things you had to go through to get to where you want to get to, and to win a championship is the ultimate goal,” Lue said.
The entire article which mentions Lue talking more about LeBron James can be read here.