The Clippers confirmed the move on Tuesday, five days after reports surfaced that Tyronn Lue is near completion of a deal to be head coach of the Los Angeles Clippers.
Before coming to L.A., he was head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers from 2016-18, collecting a 128-83 record, led the team to three consecutive NBA Finals and a franchise-first NBA title in 2016.
Lue last served as assistant coach of the Clippers under Doc Rivers, who was fired in September.
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At the start of that same season, Lue was named coach of the Eastern Conference All-Star teams, guiding his team to two other Finals appearances, and becoming the third head coach to lead his team to three NBA finals in a row in franchise history.
Lue played for the Lakers during the 2000-01 season.
During the 2015-16 season Lue become the fourth head coach since 1980 to win an NBA championship in his maiden year, and the 14th to win an NBA head coach-and-player title.
Lue went to the University of Nebraska, where he was chosen to the 1998 first-team All-Big 12 national team and had his # 10 quarterback’s jersey returned from the school in 2017.