Report: Clippers ‘closing in’ on hiring Tyronn Lue as top assistant

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Former Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue. (Tony Dejak/AP)

The Los Angeles Clippers are reportedly closing in on hiring Tyronn Lue as the team’s top assistant coach to Doc Rivers, according to Marc Stein of The New York Times.

Stein adds that upon joining the Clippers Lue, 42, will likely occupy the role of associate head coach.

In addition to a 14-year NBA playing career, Lue previously served as head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers, helping the franchise win its first championship in 2016.

Lue previously served as an assistant coach to Rivers with the Clippers during the 2013-14 campaign, and with the Celtics in the 2011-12 and 2012-13 seasons.

The Clippers enter the 2019-20 season as one of the league’s top contenders to capture the Larry O’Brien Trophy after acquiring Kawhi Leonard and Paul George in a highly-eventful off-season.

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