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Sport Lue can drive Clippers to 'new heights' as head coach

14:40  21 october  2020
14:40  21 october  2020 Source:   performgroup.com

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INDEPENDENCE, OH - SEPTEMBER 24: Head coach Tyronn Lue of the Cleveland Cavaliers on Media Day at Cleveland Clinic Courts on September As head coach , Ty will put a unique imprint on the organization, and drive us to new heights ." The terms of his deal with the team were not released.

The LA Clippers have named Tyronn Lue as the team’s head coach , it was announced today by Clippers president of 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 .”

The Los Angeles Clippers believe they have appointed "one of the great minds" in the NBA after Tyronn Lue was confirmed as the team's new head coach.

Tyronn Lue is using his cell phone: Tyronn Lue, who has been confirmed as the new head coach of the Los Angeles Clippers. © Michael Reaves/Getty Images Tyronn Lue, who has been confirmed as the new head coach of the Los Angeles Clippers.

Lue served as an assistant for the Clippers in the previous season but steps up to the top job following the departure of Doc Rivers.

The former first-round pick was previously head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers, compiling a 128-83 record during his time in charge and leading the franchise to their first NBA title in 2016.

Now he takes charge of a team who fell short of expectations in 2019-20, letting slip a 3-1 lead inside the Florida bubble to be knocked out by the Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference semi-finals.

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Tyronn Lue , the former head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers, is nearing a deal to become a top assistant for the Los Angeles Clippers under Coach Doc Rivers.Credit Gregory Shamus/Getty Images.

Clippers coach Doc Rivers knows Tyronn Lue , one of his assistants, is going to be a hot commodity this offseason. Heck, Lue already is linked to jobs Even as his Clippers braced to face the Nuggets in the NBA’s Western Conference semifinals beginning Thursday, Rivers sounds like he’s rooting for

Rivers parted ways after failing to get the most out of a roster that included Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, though he has since been appointed head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers.

As for the Clippers, president of basketball operations Lawrence Frank is confident Lue's personality and previous experiences can lift the team to "new heights".

"Ty has been where we want to go. He is a championship head coach with an extraordinary feel for the game and the people who play it," Frank said.

"He's one of the great minds in our league, and he's able to impart his vision to others, because he connects with everybody he meets. We conducted a thorough search and spoke with fantastic candidates. We found that the best choice for our team was already in our building.

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The Los Angeles Clippers are close to adding Tyronn Lue to the coaching staff, according to New York Times writer Marc Stein. Lue was a Cavs assistant in 2014-15 and took over as head coach midway through the 2015-16 championship season. He spent two more full seasons in Cleveland

"As head coach, Ty will put a unique imprint on the organisation, and drive us to new heights."

Lue, who steered the Cavs to the NBA Finals for three straight years, will hope to steal the Los Angeles spotlight away from the newly crowned Lakers, but believes all the components for success are in place.

"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," Lue said.

"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."

Lue becomes the Clippers' 26th head coach. Terms of his deal were not released, as per team policy.

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