LA Clippers Rumors: Team close to signing Tyronn Lue to assistant job


He followed that up with an associate head coach stint with the Cleveland Cavaliers, which led to him being named head coach, a job that lasted from 2016 to 2018, and included the franchise's sole National Basketball Association title. However, he won't be reuniting with LeBron James and the Lakers. With Lue still on the market for other teams, the Clippers are preparing to sign him.

Per a report by The New York Times' Marc Stein, Tyronn Lue is set to join the staff of head coach Doc Rivers, assuming the position of top assistant.

Rivers gave Lue, 42, his first shot at a coaching gig, telling the then-26-year-old player to call him when he finished his career in the 2000s.

Ty Lue may end up in L.A. after all.

According to Stein, if a deal is indeed reached between Lue and the Clippers, Lue would be named associate head coach. The Clippers made it to the Western Conference semifinals.

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Lue went 128-83 over parts of four seasons with Cleveland.

The two Los Angeles teams will also face one another on Christmas Day in what is set to be one of the most hotly anticipated rivalries in modern National Basketball Association.

Lue was a Cavs assistant in 2014-15 and took over as head coach midway through the 2015-16 championship season.

The Clippers have had an offseason of meaningful acquisitions with Kawhi Leonard and Paul George joining the team.

There's no official announcement yet about Lue's hiring by the Clippers, but should it push through, the Lakers certainly won't like it.