Lakers Expected To Hire Tyronn Lue As Head Coach

Lakers Expected To Hire Tyronn Lue As Head Coach

That appeared to increase the likelihood that Lue would be offered the Lakers' coaching job - a position he'd been linked with ever since the Cleveland Cavaliers fired him after an 0-6 start to the season.

In addition to his ties with James, Lue has a history with the Lakers.

Lue is a more proven head coach than Williams, who never won a playoff series when he was the New Orleans Pelicans' head coach from 2010-2015. Three weeks after firing former head coach Luke Walton, the Lakers have reportedly interviewed three different coaches for the opening.

"There's factions of support within the Lakers for both candidates".

But, which one will win the job?

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While he appears to be staying out of the talks, it's hard to believe he won't have a significant say in who the Lakers eventually hire.

Stay tuned for the latest on the Lakers' search.

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Friday, citing league sources, the Los Angeles Lakers are "proceeding toward an offer" to bring Lue in as the next head coach of the Purple and Gold.

When David Blatt was sacked in the middle of the 2015-2016 National Basketball Association season as the Cleveland Cavaliers' head coach, it was Lue that took over and led the Cavs past the Golden State Warriors in the finals.