Tyronn Lue received a extended-awaited, driving-the-scenes glimpse of what he hopes gets to be his home-away from residence.
The Los Angeles Clippers assistant mentor toured the 76ers follow facility in Camden as section of Tuesday’s job interview for the vacant coaching occupation, according to sources.
As of Sunday, Lue and former Houston Rockets mentor Mike D’Antoni ended up the remaining candidates for the task that has been open up due to the fact Brett Brown was fired on Aug. 23. Sources stated the job was D’Antoni’s to turn down.
On the other hand, the Sixers spoke Monday to Doc Rivers’ associates shortly right after the head coach was fired by the Clippers.
ESPN analyst Kendrick Perkins gave the impression Tuesday on the Scal and Friends podcast that Rivers could be in play in Philadelphia.
“I’ve listened to he’s getting a ton of discussions with the Philadelphia 76ers,” stated Perkins, who performed 6½ seasons for Rivers on the Boston Celtics. “Right now, which is wherever he’s finding the most curiosity, and I imagine … he would be a terrific fit with them.”
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Rivers has also been contacted by the New Orleans Pelicans. Nevertheless, resources say he seems to be satisfied residing in Southern California. The Clippers also have to pay back him for the remaining years of his agreement. So he could
decide to sit out upcoming period with the uncertainty of the routine.
If that is the case, the Sixers must talk to on their own regardless of whether waiting around for him is really worth quite possibly losing out on D’Antoni or Lue. Before Rivers was fired, a resource reported the group would want to name a mentor this week.
Lue, a former Cleveland Cavaliers head mentor, has some selections.
The Clippers arrived at out to him Monday about being a applicant to swap Rivers, who is a near good friend, according to resources. Resources added that representatives of the New Orleans Pelicans are scheduled to fly to the West Coast for an informal assembly with Lue on Friday. He’s also scheduled to job interview for the Houston Rockets work future 7 days.
But Lue is fascinated in coaching the Sixers.
Any new Sixers coach will likely want to make players accountable for their failures, a thing that Brown didn’t usually do. The corporation is looking for a veteran coach to drive and refine All-Stars Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons.
Lue would also deliver an NBA championship resume.
He gained NBA titles as a reserve guard for the Los Angeles Lakers in 2000 and 2001, with the next championship coming towards the Sixers. As a head coach, he led the Cavaliers to their only NBA title, in 2016.
Lue compiled a 128-83 typical-time history with Cleveland. The Cavaliers promoted him to head mentor on Jan. 22, 2016, and he was fired on Oct. 28, 2018.