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Tyronn Lue promoted as new head coach replacing Doc Rivers.
After a frustrating 2019-20 campaign, Doc Rivers stepped down as the Los Angeles Clippers head coach. Doc Rivers ended up contracting with the Philadelphia 76ers while the Clippers were still finding for a new head coach. Recent reports claimed that the Clippers will be signing Tyronn Lue as their new head coach.
ESPN‘s Adrian Wojnarowski claimed, Tyronn Lue will be contracting a five-year deal with Los Angeles Clippers. While the deal is almost done just the final terms are being considered and consented upon.
Lue was one of the Clippers staff working under the head coach Doc Rivers. The Clippers have faced a lot of criticism when they have given away their 3-1 lead during the Western Conference semi-finals and dropped a second-round playoff series against the Denver Nuggets this past season. Doc Rivers had agreed on terms with the 76ers while stepping down as a head coach of Clippers after seven seasons.
Lue could be the best replacement for Rivers as the Clippers head coach, due to the fact he already has one title win under his coaching tenure. Ty was elevated during the 2015-16 season replacing David Blatt as a head coach and who had been fired in the midseason. Lue helped Cleveland Cavaliers to win their first NBA title. Lue is one of the few rookie head coaches who guided their team to an NBA title.
The Los Angeles Clippers declared on Tuesday that Tyronn Lue has been advanced from assistant to head coach, substituting Doc Rivers, who was dismissed last month.
Clippers president Lawrence Frank said on Tuesday “We conducted a thorough search and spoke with fantastic candidates. We found that the best choice for our team was already in our building, as head coach, Ty will put a unique imprint on the organization, and drive us to new heights.”
Tyronn Lue said in a statement”The pieces we need are in place – committed ownership, smart management, and elite talent, on and off the court, in the NBA’s best market.”
“My familiarity with the organization, particularly (team owner Steve Ballmer) and Lawrence, confirmed this is where I want to be.
“We have work to do to become champions, but we have the motivation, the tools, and the support to get there. I’m excited to get started.”
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