The LA Clippers dumped one championship coach in 59-year-old Doc Rivers on September 28, but it took them less than a month to find his replacement in another, younger championship coach, 43-year-old Tyronn Lue. Lue replaced David Blatt midway through the 2016 season and led the Cavaliers and Lebron James to the NBA title, becoming one of the few rookie coaches to ever accomplish the feat.
LeBron left for free agency in 2018 and the team started 0-6. Lue got the quick hook and became a victim of Cleveland’s Black coaching purge. He’s been patiently waiting for a head coaching position ever since.
Tyronn Lue Is The New Sheriff In Tinseltown
Reports say Lue is finalizing a five-year deal to become the next head coach of the Clippers who came up short in their quest for a Bubble championship. Lue knows the team and the personnel, having served as an assistant. He has a great relationship with Kawhi Leonard and Paul George and is 128-83 overall and 41-20 in the playoffs.
Lue gets a nice nucleus of talent to work with and the Clippers should be extremely motivated next season, after catching so much flack for being upset inside the Bubble by the Denver Nuggets.
Congrats to Ty Lue.