Lakers and Ty Lue are ending negotiations for the team’s head coaching job

Oct 21, 2018; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue shouts out a play during the first quarter against the Atlanta Hawks at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Just under a month after parting ways with Luke Walton, the Lakers find themselves still searching for a head coach. Up to this point, all signs point to former-Cavaliers head coach Ty Lue being that guy. However, it wouldn’t be the Los Angeles Lakers if they didn’t throw a wrinkle in that development.

According to Tania Ganguli of the Los Angeles Times, the two sides are moving on without reaching a deal.

According to Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times, Lue turned down an offer for three-years to be the Lakers head coach.

This news comes just after the two sides stalled negotiations when the team wanted to push former-Nets and Bucks head coach Jason Kidd on to Lue’s coaching staff, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Now the Lakers will turn to other candidates, with only Kidd and Heat assistant coach Juwan Howard being the two coaches the team previously interviewed.

Author: Dillon Hiser


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