Tyronn Lue Rumors
Lue needed to manage this, but as he sat down in the middle of the Cavs’ huddle, he was looking at his bench and at his assistants, and he wasn’t quite sure what to do. He remembers thinking, “S—, who do we go with?” Finally, Kyrie spoke up, though it was more of a shout — the only way to get the message to his coach as the walls shook and the crowd screamed and the music poured into The Q. “Put Dahntay in,” he said. Another second or two passed, and then LeBron added: “Yeah, D. Jones. Put him in.”
On the first career-defining play of Jones’ big night, he darted into a gaping hole in the Warriors’ defense, caught a pass from LeBron as he turned into the paint and jumped into Green, drawing contact and converting the layup. He banged in his free throw for the and-1. On the Cavs’ next possession, he drew another foul on Green and connected on both foul shots. “I was like, that m———–,” Lue said, remembering what he thought as he watched Jones score. “Those were five great points. Some big moments. I was just happy for him. I remember when he first came in the league, and, I mean, he was a personal friend of mine.” “I think we all came to an agreement that Dahntay was the right person to put in,” Irving said. “He had been waiting to play that whole entire playoffs. I wouldn’t take all the credit for the idea, but Dahntay was the right person to put in at that time and he came in, gave us a big spark.”
Cowherd: “If I said there’s another coach out there…do you have in mind another coach for the Lakers next year? Haynes: “Well, obviously Tyronn Lue. I mean, LeBron James, the day Lue got fired LeBron James put a tweet out supporting him. ‘You know how to contact me if you need me.’”
Andrew Greif: Clippers coach Doc Rivers has brought in former Cavaliers coach Ty Lue to spend time around the team in an informal role, Rivers told the @latimes. Lue will observe and give his thoughts. Lue was first around the team yesterday and is here tonight.
Doc Rivers: Ty Lue, honestly, I literally cried when he won a championship as coach of the Cavs in 2016. I literally coached him for 10 games in Orlando. And I told him, ‘Call me literally the day after you’re cut from the NBA, and that won’t be long from now.’ I actually told him that because he was older. Ty called me and we didn’t have a job open in Boston. I walked into Danny’s office and told him we were hiring Ty Lue. He said, ‘Where?’ I said, ‘I don’t know. We are just going to make room for him because he had whatever “It” is.’ You could just see it.