The media had been announcing it for a few days, and the Los Angeles Clippers finally confirmed the information on Tuesday: Tyronn Lue will be their next coach, in place of Doc Rivers, sacked at the end of September, after the elimination of the Clippers in half. conference finals. The terms of the contract were not specified. The American press had spoken of a contract covering five seasons.
Lue, 43, was Rivers’ assistant last season. He therefore finds a position of head coach, two years after leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers. Tyronn Lue spent two and a half seasons with the Ohio franchise, his first experience as a head coach.
“Ty has been where we want to go”
He took the Cavaliers to their first NBA title in 2016. The team then returned to the finals in 2017 and 2018, but suffered two heavy setbacks against the Golden State Warriors. A disastrous start to the 2018-2019 season (six inning losses) had cost Tyronn Lue his job.
« ” Ty ” has been where we want to go », Commented Lawrence Frank, director of basketball operations for the Clippers. ” We have work to do to become champions, but we have the motivation, the tools and the support to make it happen. I can’t wait to start », Said Tyronn Lue.