Cleveland have today fired head coach Tyronn Lue after losing their first six games of the season.

Lue, who lead the team to the 2016 NBA Championship after taking over midway through that season had a record of 128-83 as a head coach, however after the loss of LeBron James it appears the franchise has decided to take a new direction.

"We thank him for the many ways he has contributed to our success, wish him the best and he will always be remembered for leading a very special Cavs team back against the odds to win the title in 2016," general manager Koby Altman said in a statement.

"This is a different team equation, though, and one that we felt needed a different voice and approach that required this change."

Lue released a statement, thanking the club.

"My time here in Cleveland was truly special," he said.

"I am very grateful for the dedication, sacrifice and support of all the players on our team, the tremendous coaches I've worked with and of course, our incredible fans."

Former star James released a statement via Twitter, thanking his former coach.

Head assistant Larry Drew will reportedly take over as interim coach.