Netease Sports reported on October 6:
The Los Angeles Clippers coach selection is over, and finally decided to let Tyronn-Lue as the team's new head coach. According to NBA reporter Brad Turner, the Clippers players are happy that Lu is the new coach of the team. They think Lu is the best candidate.
In this year's playoffs, the Clippers performed disappointingly. The Clippers, considered one of the most popular teams in the championship, were reversed by the Denver Nuggets in the playoffs, and they were finally eliminated. After the Clippers were out, head coach Rivers also announced the end of get out of class. Since then, the Clippers entered the coaching job. The Clippers interviewed nearly 10 candidates, and Lu participated in the interview early. It is understood that during the interview, Lu showed the team that he was a player in 2001
In Cleveland, Lu coached LeBron James, led the team to the NBA Finals for three consecutive seasons, and won the championship in 2016. The Clippers have never reached the finals so far. This is a team desperate for a championship.
Last season, Lu served as the assistant coach of Rivers for the Clippers, and he is very familiar with the players. A person familiar with the matter who has spoken to the Clippers players revealed that the Clippers players respect Lu very much. He said: "The players respect him very much. He is a champion coach and he and these people are already familiar with each other. This should be a seamless transition."
Lu is 43 years old and his record of coaching with the Cleveland Cavaliers is 128 wins and 83 losses. In 2019, Lu almost became the head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers. However, Lu and the Lakers ultimately failed to negotiate a contract, and the Lakers chose Vogel as the new coach. And Lu joined the Clippers as an assistant coach for mentor Rivers. As an assistant coach of the Clippers, Lu established a good relationship with Leonard and Paul George last season.