NBA Court News: Lue Agrees to Become Next Clippers Coach
(AP) — A person with knowledge of the situation says Tyronn Lue has agreed to become the next coach of the Los Angeles Clippers. The person tells The Associated Press that final terms are still being worked out.
Lue would replace Doc Rivers, who coached the Clippers for the last seven seasons. Lue was on Rivers’ staff this season when the Clippers wasted a 3-1 lead over Denver and lost in the Western Conference semifinals.
Lue went 128-83 in parts of four seasons as coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers, taking over at the midpoint of the 2015-16 season and leading them to their first NBA title. He left the Cavs after six games of the 2018-19 season.
In other NBA news:
— Rockets general manager Daryl Morey is stepping down on his own accord, effective Nov. 1. The Rockets have made the playoffs 10 times since Morey was hired in 2007, including the last eight seasons for the longest active streak in the NBA. Morey caused an international uproar last year when he tweeted support for anti-government protesters in Hong Kong, which caused businesses in China to cut ties with the Rockets.