Clippers lure Lue to join Rivers’ coaching staff

Field Level Media

August 21, 2019 at 2:12 pm.

Tyronn Lue is joining Doc Rivers’ coaching staff in a long-discussed move that ups the ante in the battle for Los Angeles.

Lue was reportedly close to finalizing a contract to become head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers and replace Luke Walton before a breakdown over the length of the deal led Lue to walk away.

Having guided the Cleveland Cavaliers to the NBA Finals three consecutive years, Lue was a top choice of LeBron James to lead the Lakers.

Instead, he’ll lock arms with Rivers and the new-look Clippers, who added stars Kawhi Leonard and Paul George in the offseason.