Ty Lue has agreed to a five-year deal to grow to be the following head coach of the LA Clippers, sources informed ESPN on Thursday.
The Clippers and Lue’s consultant within the contract talks, Andy Miller, accomplished negotiations on a deal Thursday afternoon, sources mentioned.
The Clippers’ search landed on Lue primarily based upon a confidence that his championship pedigree and playoff successes as a head coach in Cleveland, in addition to his sturdy capability to speak with gamers, will resonate inside a franchise that underachieved within the 2019-2020 season.
Lue, 43, has had important assist amongst key Clippers gamers within the search course of, sources mentioned.
Lue is changing Doc Rivers, below whom he served as an assistant final season with the Clippers. The Clippers blew a 3-1 lead within the Western Convention semifinals, dropping in seven video games to the Denver Nuggets.
Chauncey Billups is anticipated to be a candidate to hitch Lue’s workers with the Clippers, sources mentioned, though he is concerned presently within the Indiana Pacers‘ seek for a head coach.
Lue received a championship in 2016 because the Cavaliers coach, reaching the NBA Finals in three straight years. Lue is 128-83 general and 41-20 within the playoffs in his head-coaching profession.