Clippers Hire Tyronn Lue As Top Assistant On Doc Rivers’ Staff

The Clippers and Tyronn Lue have agreed on a deal that will make the coach Doc Rivers‘ lead assistant, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports. It was recently reported that the team was closing in on a deal with Lue.

Lue was the frontrunner for the Lakers head coaching gig just months ago. Contract talks between Lue and the Lakers reportedly broke down, and the club ultimately hired Frank Vogel to replace Luke Walton.

Lue previously coached on Rivers’ staff, serving as an assistant during stints with the Celtics and Clippers before he made his way to Cleveland, where he won a title as a head coach.

A report in May indicated that the Pelicans and Rockets had expressed interest in hiring Lue as an assistant and that he had turned down offers to join NBA coaching staffs since being let go by the Cavs last fall.

Lue has a record of 128-83 as a head coach with all of his experience coming during LeBron James‘ second era in Cleveland. Now, Lue and James will again share a workplace, albeit in much different circumstances as the two Los Angeles gear up to compete against each other in the Western Conference.

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10 thoughts on “Clippers Hire Tyronn Lue As Top Assistant On Doc Rivers’ Staff

  1. maddog

    Good move for Lue he won’t be far away when lebron has Vogel fired when the Lakers flop this coming season

    • harden-westbrook-mvps

      If the Lakers do indeed underperform next season, it will definitely influence Anthony Davis when he decides where he wants to sign next summer. If he makes the right choice and leaves LA, it will be an unmitigated disaster for the Lakers.

      • amk3510

        Its the right choice to leave 30 million on the table and his Bel Air mansion? I hope your not a financial advisor

      • kenleyfornia2

        “unmitigated disaster” kind of like when the Rockets play Golden State in the playoffs. But hey maybe they will finally beat them this year

    • amk3510

      Just 2 more months until they actually start playing games and these comments will be proven so wrong.

  2. kenleyfornia2

    Lakers derrangment syndrome is going strong and Tyronn Lue is the epitome of it. When they almost hired him it was “haha they are hiring a puppet”. Well it turns out they had a limit people shift to something else.

  3. Hey, it’s a story about the Clippers. Everyone obsess about the Lakers and make stupid predictions in doing so…

    • johnstodder

      This goes beyond a rivalry. Laker fans are borderline pathological in their response to the Clippers. They think every move the Clippers make is in response to the Lakers. The Giants recently hired away the Dodgers’ GM, and the response from Dodger nation was basically, “Good luck and may the best team win.” But if the Clippers hire someone the Lakers almost hired, it’s interpreted as some kind of coded message. Bizarre. I think we need Carl Jung to explain it.

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