HoopsHype Tyronn Lue rumors

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It's unclear if these five candidates make up the pool from which the Cavs will select their next head coach. None of the five are believed to have met with owner Dan Gilbert yet, so a second round of interviews could take place before a decision. It's also unclear if the team plans to have a coach in place by the 2014 NBA Draft on June 26. Cleveland Plain Dealer

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Los Angeles Clippers assistant Tyronn Lue will interview for the Cleveland Cavaliers' head-coaching job late next week, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The Cavaliers had closely examined the college ranks for a head coach, and are now looking at the landscape of NBA assistant coaches and former head coaches. Yahoo! Sports

May 22, 2014 Updates

While former Jackson assistants Kurt Rambis and Jim Cleamons are well-established candidates, the dark horse is Tyronn Lue, who has been an NBA assistant coach for five seasons, all under Doc Rivers. Rivers would need to grant the Knicks permission to speak with Lue, who was with Rivers in Boston and moved with him to the Clippers. New York Post

May 21, 2014 Updates

If Derek Fisher follows in Steve Kerr’s footsteps and spurns Knicks president Phil Jackson when the time comes, the Zen Master may take a look at another former Lakers guard he once coached. Tyronn Lue has been an NBA assistant coach for five seasons, all with Doc Rivers, spending this past season with the under-siege Clippers. Rivers would need to grant the Knicks permission to speak with Lue. New York Post

But what could help Lue’s candidacy most is he’s a known friend of Carmelo Anthony’s, having met him through former Knick Chauncey Billups, Lue’s best friend. Lue has either coached or played with Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O’Neal, Michael Jordan, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett. With the Lakers, Lue played in a backcourt with Bryant, Fisher, Ron Harper and Brian Shaw. New York Post

Tyronn Lue to New York is anything but a done deal, but he is on the move after selling his home in Las Vegas for $1.65 million. The retired NBA guard and current Los Angeles Clippers coach is rumored to be on Phil Jackson’s short list of candidates to replace the fired Mike Woodson as head coach of the New York Knicks. Fellow Jackson disciples and Los Angeles Lakers alums Luke Walton and Derek Fisher are also expected to receive consideration for the position. The gated compound, built in 1975, sits among mature palms on more than an acre with a swimming pool and spa, an outdoor kitchen and a full basketball court. The spacious 7,488-square-foot floor plan features marble flooring, a gourmet kitchen, a large family room with a sunken wet bar, an office, nine bedrooms and six baths. Two separate basements house various multi-purpose rooms and a personal gym. Outdoors, a staircase on the side of the home leads to a private rooftop deck with a fireplace and views of the Las Vegas Strip. A 1,561-square-foot guest house with four bedrooms, two baths and a full kitchen also is on the grounds. Los Angeles Times

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A sleeper possibility in New York could be Tyronn Lue, who has been hailed as a future head coach by Alvin Gentry and played for Jackson. For Kerr, the bigger coaching allure has to be the potential of that Golden State job opening, so he could have a more talented team with the young star he once coveted and thought he landed in Phoenix — Stephen Curry. Arizona Republic

December 12, 2013 Updates

The Clippers found themselves in need of depth in the wake of injuries to Matt Barnes, J.J. Redick, Maalik Wayns and most recently Reggie Bullock. Jackson logged 12 minutes in the Clippers' 96-88 win over Boston, going 0-for-3 in his first game since April. The San Antonio Spurs waived Jackson on April 12, just days before the postseason began. "I felt pretty good. I was winded,” Jackson said after the game. "My legs were tired as soon as I got in the game, but it felt good to get back out there. Getting a win in the first one is definitely sweet.” RealGM

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"I want to invite him to come and watch us practice and just kind of see how I'm doing," said Shaw, who recently helped former Lakers assistant Frank Hamblen connect with former Lakers player and current Clippers assistant coach Tyronn Lue to observe Clippers training camp in San Diego. ESPN.com

July 8, 2013 Updates

The Los Angeles Clippers today named Alvin Gentry Associate Head Coach and Armond Hill, Kevin Eastman and Tyronn Lue as assistant coaches on the staff of new Senior Vice President of Basketball Operations and Head Coach Doc Rivers. It was also announced that JP Clark will serve as Assistant Players Skills Coach. Gentry, 58, returns to Los Angeles with over 30 years of NBA and collegiate coaching experience. This will be Gentry’s third stint with the Clippers after previously serving as both head coach (2000-2003) and assistant coach (1990-91). The Shelby, NC native most recently served as the head coach of the Phoenix Suns from May 9, 2009 until mutually parting ways with the Suns on January 18, 2013. NBA.com

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