Tyronn Lue is inching closer to become the next head coaching choice for Los Angeles Lakers. After Monty Williams took the Phoenix Suns’ offer, Lue emerged as the Lakers’ preferred choice, and now the two sides started working on a deal.
League sources recently told Yahoo Sports that Lakers and Lue are currently working on coaching contract agreement and are refining contractual parameters. The sources also note that Lue still hasn’t given the organization a definitive “yes” on taking the job.
If Tyronn Lue ends up becoming the head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, he is expected to bring former Indiana Pacers and Orlando Magic’s coach Frank Vogel as his lead assistant.
Ever since Lakers’ began their coaching search, Lue was one of the favorites due to his connections with Lakers organizations and the fact that he is an NBA Championship-winning coach. He also has strong relationships with the franchise’s star LeBron James, something that the Lakers had in mind during the process. The 42-year-old also reportedly impressed owner Jeanie Buss and general manager Rob Pelinka during the interviews with his basketball knowledge and the plan he has to bring the NBA title back to Los Angeles.
Tyronn Lue served as head coach of Cleveland Cavaliers for two and a half seasons, during which he made three consecutive NBA Finals trips and won one title. He was fired on the start of 2018/19 season after going 0-6 at the start of the season. Lue’s head coaching record with the Cavs is 128-83.