Who is Tyronn Lue, the New L.A. Clippers Head Coach?2 min read
Tyronn Lue is an American professional basketball coach and former player who is an assistant coach for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He also formerly served as the head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers.
In 2014, Tyronn Lue was hired by the Cleveland Cavaliers as associate head coach. Lue was promoted to head coach during the 2015–16 season, replacing the fired David Blatt. That same season, Tyronn Lue coached the Cavaliers to their first-ever NBA championship and became one of the few rookie coaches in the NBA to ever lead his team to a title.
Lue coached the Cavaliers to the NBA Finals in the 2016–17 and 2017–18 seasons; in both seasons, the Cavaliers were defeated by the Golden State Warriors. Tyronn Lue was fired by Cleveland in October 2018. Tyronn Lue will be the next man in charge of leading Kawhi Leonard and the Clippers to a championship, the former Cavaliers head man has agreed to become the new coach in L.A.!
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported last Thursday that Tyronn Lue and the team agreed to a 5-year contract, officially setting the stage for Tyronn Lue to take over from Doc Rivers. As we previously reported, Doc Rivers was booted from his role as head coach just a few weeks ago after he failed to lead a stacked Clips team past the 2nd round of the NBA playoffs. The Clippers are set to return most of their stars, including Leonard and Paul George in 2021 and could add even more firepower through trades and free agency this off-season.
Tyronn Lue, meanwhile, has a championship pedigree, he was the head man in Cleveland when LeBron James and Kyrie Irving came back from down 3-1 to the Warriors to win a championship in 2016. 43-year-old Tyronn Lue has a career head coaching record of 128-83.