Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue has revealed that he will remain at the team's helm next season.
This is despite dealing with health issues and facing the strong likelihood of losing his star forward LeBron James ahead of the 2018/19 National Basketball Association (NBA) season.
James, who is one of the best players in NBA history, is expected to opt out of the final year of his Cavs contract to become a free agent in the summer.
The 33-year-old small forward has been linked with NBA side Boston Celtics ahead of the new campaign.
The defending NBA champion and Western Conference champion Golden State Warriors swept the Eastern Conference champion Cavaliers 4 games to 0 in the best-of-seven 2018 NBA finals playoff.
It is the first time that a team was swept in the NBA Finals since 2007, in which the Cavaliers were also the losing team.
"I had some tough problems going on throughout the course of the season, and I probably could have folded myself, but I wasn't going to do that. I gave everything I had," said the 41-year-old coach on Straits Times.
According to the site, Lue had to deal with an anxiety disorder and took a nine-game leave of absence in the regular season after suffering from chest pains.
The retired point guard won two NBA titles with Los Angeles Lakers between 2000 and 2001. He guided Cavaliers to the 2016 NBA title as a head coach.