Published: Sat, May 04, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Tyronn Lue likely next Lakers coach as Monty Williams finalizing Suns deal

Tyronn Lue likely next Lakers coach as Monty Williams finalizing Suns deal

The Los Angeles Lakers are proceeding toward an offer to Ty Lue in the coming days and have no plans to introduce new candidates into their head-coaching search, league sources told ESPN. L.A.is expected to name Tyronn Lue as their next coach, replacing Luke Walton.

In addition to his ties with James, Lue has a history with the Lakers. Multiple reports had indicated that Williams what Los Angeles' No.1 choice, though Lue might be the best fit for the team.

Lue has the most experience of working with James, having spent two-and-a-half seasons with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

One NBA insider indicates that James' past connection with former Cavs head coach Tyronn Lue make it seemingly inevitable that the Lakers will end up hiring Lue for the job.

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The Lakers reportedly interviewed several candidates, but Williams and Lue both got second meetings with the team and were atop their wish-list.

They won the 2016 National Basketball Association title together, and Lue also began his National Basketball Association playing career at the Staples Center.

LeBron James left Cleveland Cavaliers for the Los Angeles Lakers after opting out of his contract.

Lue's biggest competition, Monty Williams, recently agreed to a five-year deal to coach the Phoenix Suns earlier Friday, making him the last and likely chip to become the next helmsman of the purple and gold.

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