After being told he was not their choice to be their head coach in a tight race with David Blatt, Tyronn Lue was offered the Cleveland Cavaliers associate head coaching job. Early reports indicated Lue was going to turn down the offer and remain Doc Rivers’ assistant in L.A. with the Clippers.
However after talking it over with his family and Doc Rivers, Lue decided to accept the Cavs offer to be Blatt’s right hand man. The Cavs contract offer is reportedly worth $4.5 million over 3 years with a club option for a 4th year at $2 million. This contract will reportedly make Lue the highest paid assistant coach in the NBA. The title of associate head coach also moves Lue a step closer to his ultimate goal of becoming a NBA head coach in the future.
While the Cavs have yet to officially confirm this story, numerous media outlets including Yahoo! Sports, the Cleveland Plain Dealer and ESPN are reporting it as a done deal.
More to follow soon on Lue’s hiring from KennyRoda.com