According to reports, the current Los Angeles Clippers assistant coach Tyronn Lue will likely have his pick of the head coaching jobs that will be available this NBA offseason.
It’s rumored that there are three teams right now that are front-runners for landing Lue; the Brooklyn Nets, Philadelphia 76ers, and New Orleans Pelicans.
Even though there is a clear tie between Lue and the Pelicans—the fact that Pelicans vice president of basketball operations David Griffin was the general manager of the Cleveland Cavaliers while Lue was the team’s head coach – most insiders believe that Lue will be more attracted to the bigger markets of New York and Philadelphia.
Wherever he does go, Lue will have to coach a team with superstar players. The fact that his resume includes winning an NBA Championship in Cleveland with stars LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, and Kevin Love, is one of the main reasons why he is drawing so much interest from these teams.
Brooklyn will have superstars Kevin Durant and Irving in the lineup next year, Philadelphia has Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons, and New Orleans is led by budding star Zion Williamson.
Lue led the Cavaliers to a title in 2015-16 and consecutive NBA Finals appearances in the following two seasons, making him the obvious choice for teams looking for a coach that knows how to coach big stars in big games.