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Report: LA Clippers hiring Tyronn Lue to be next head coach

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Ty Lue (NBA Getty Images)

The LA Clippers have reportedly found their next head coach.

According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Tyronn Lue is finalizing a five-year deal to become the team's head coach.

Lue spent the 2019-20 season as an assistant coach on the Clippers. He's set to replace Doc Rivers, who stepped down as head coach following the team's second-round loss to the Denver Nuggets in the 2020 NBA Playoffs.

Shams Charania of The Athletic added that Detroit Pistons legend Chauncey Billups is expected to be one of Lue's lead assistants.

Lue has head coaching experience in the NBA. In 2015-16, he took over as head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers, leading the franchise to its first title in his first season at the helm. The Cavaliers made the NBA Finals two more times under Lue before parting ways with him six games into the 2018-19 season.

Prior to coaching, Lue played 11 seasons in the NBA for seven different teams. He won two championships as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers in 2000 and 2001.

According to BetOnline, the Clippers have the second-best odds to win the championship next season.

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