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AP source: Tyronn Lue agrees to become next Clippers coach

AP source: Tyronn Lue agrees to become next Clippers coach
Posted at 5:42 PM, Oct 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-15 17:42:23-04

Tyronn Lue has agreed to become the next coach of the Los Angeles Clippers.

A person with knowledge of the situation says the final terms are still being worked on. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because no contract had been signed.

Lue will replace Doc Rivers, who had coached the Clippers for the last seven seasons.

According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Lue agreed to a 5-year deal.

Lue was on Rivers' staff this season when the Clippers wasted a 3-1 lead over the Denver Nuggets and lost in the Western Conference semifinals.

Lue won an NBA championship in 2016 as head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Cavs reached the NBA Finals three straight years with Lue at the helm.

Lue is 128-83 overall and 41-20 in the playoffs as head coach. As a player, Lue won two NBA championships with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2000 and 2001.