The Clippers have officially announced Tyronn Lue‘s coaching staff for the 2020/21 season, confirming today in a press release that former Heat assistant Dan Craig has come aboard as L.A.’s associate head coach.
The team has also hired Kenny Atkinson, Chauncey Billups, Larry Drew, and former Bulls assistant Roy Rogers as assistant coaches. Rogers, who was let go by Chicago earlier this fall, reportedly drew interest from Doc Rivers in Philadelphia, but will instead join Rivers’ old team.
Previous reports had indicated that Craig, Atkinson, Billups, and Drew would be part of Lue’s staff.
Cam Hodges, Shaun Fein, Beau Levesque, and Dahntay Jones – who played for Lue in Cleveland in 2016 and 2017 – will also be part of the new-look staff in various coaching and player development roles, according to the team. Additionally, L.A. retained assistants Jeremy Castleberry and Brendan O’Connor.
“We have assembled a strong and experienced group of coaches with diverse backgrounds and perspectives,” Lue said in a statement. “They will provide our players with every opportunity to improve individually and excel as a team. As coaches, their skillsets are different, but they are all great teachers with a passion for player development, who understand how to impart their knowledge. I couldn’t be more excited to get on the court with this group.”
5 thoughts on “Clippers Officially Announce Coaching Staff”
Looks like the clippers has a coach that can manage egos and assistants that will hold players like kawhi & PG accountable. Definitely opposite from the star studded coaching staff the nets hired.
I had questions about Lue, but I’m more confident w Billups and Atkinson. Larry Drew been a solid assistant for a long time and above avg HC.
Shame that Kawhi won’t be humble enough to let these guys tell him how to improve so he can be a leader to the team!
Dahntay Jones was always going to be an AC— he was half one as a player.