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Phil Jackson

LeBron, Cavs regroup after stunning coaching change

Both knees wrapped in ice, LeBron James walked in a circle, waiting for his turn to speak with a larger-than-usual media contingent.

First, though, it was new coach Tyronn Lue's turn to address the shocking developments of the past 24 hours in Cleveland.

Halfway through a championship-or-bust season, the Cavaliers are picking up the pieces.

One day after coach David Blatt was fired despite taking the Cavs to the NBA Finals last season and guiding them into first place in the Eastern Conference, James said he was surprised by the bold move but supported general manager David Griffin's rationale behind it.

"We're just a team that we're a bit fragile at...