Clippers Hire Tyronn Lue As Top Assistant Coach

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 1:31 PM UTC

Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019 1:31 PM UTC

Former Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue will join the Clippers as their top assistant.

<div><p>Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium reported that "Former Cavaliers championship coach Ty Lue has agreed on deal to join the Los Angeles Clippers as the top assistant coach on Doc Rivers' staff."</p><p>Lue was an assistant coach for the Celtics and Clippers under Doc Rivers before joining the Cavaliers as an associate head coach in 2014. He was considered a top candidate to coach the Lakers and almost signed with them but the deal fell apart due to a disagreement on contract terms.</p><p>The Cavaliers fired Lue after an 0–6 start last season but the team went 128–83 and won the 2016 NBA Championship during his three-plus years as their head coach.</p><div>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\"&gt;&lt;p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\"&gt;Tyronn Lue didn't realize just how old Kyle Korver is 😂 &lt;a href=\"\"&gt;;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) &lt;a href=\"\"&gt;May 22, 2018&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt; &lt;script async src=\"\" charset=\"utf-8\"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;"}[/]</div><div> </div><p>The Clippers have one of the most talented duos in the NBA after signing Kawhi Leonard and trading for Paul George and they will bring back most of the core that won 48 games last season and pushed a Warriors team led by Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson to six games in the first round of the playoffs.</p><p><strong>Clippers Starting Lineup &amp; Roster</strong></p><p>*Notates expected starter</p><p>C: Ivica Zubac*, Montrezl Harrell, Mfiondu Kabengele<br />PF: Maurice Harkless*, JaMychal Green, Patrick Patterson<br />SF: Paul George*, Terance Mann<br />SG: Kawhi Leonard*, Landry Shamet, Jerome Robinson, Rodney McGruder<br />PG: Patrick Beverley*, Lou Williams</p><p>With Doc Rivers, a former NBA champion as their head coach, Lue as his top assistant, Kawhi Leonard, a two-time NBA Champion and NBA Finals MVP and Paul George, one of the best two-way players in the league, the Clippers are clearly the team to beat, not only in the Western Conference.</p><p><u><strong>Odds To Win The NBA Championship<br />(Courtesy of <a href=";book=5dimes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">5Dimes</a>)</strong></u></p><p>Los Angeles Clippers +390</p><p>Los Angeles Lakers +445</p><p>Milwaukee Bucks +635</p><p>Houston Rockets +725</p><p>Philadelphia 76ers +800</p><p>Golden State Warriors +1150</p><p>Utah Jazz +1300</p><p>Denver Nuggets +2000</p><p>Boston Celtics +2800</p><p>Portland Trail Blazers +4000</p><p>Brooklyn Nets +5000</p><p>Indiana Pacers +5000</p><p>Toronto Raptors +7000</p><p>New Orleans Pelicans +8000</p><p>San Antonio Spurs +8500</p><p>Miami Heat +9000</p><p>Dallas Mavericks +9500</p><p>Orlando Magic +22500</p><p>Sacramento Kings +25000</p><p>Atlanta Hawks +27500</p><p>Detroit Pistons +28500</p><p>Minnesota Timberwolves +30000</p><p>Oklahoma City Thunder +33000</p><p>Chicago Bulls +50000</p><p>Phoenix Suns +55000</p><p>Washington Wizards +100000</p><p>New York Knicks +100000</p><p>Memphis Grizzlies +100000</p><p>Cleveland Cavaliers +150000</p><p>Charlotte Hornets +200000</p></div>
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