WOW! Nobody saw this coming.
Just weeks ago, it was almost certain the Ty Lue would be the next Los Angeles Lakers head coach, but something happened behind the scene, and things quickly changed.
On Wednesday, Ty Lue’s reps informed the Lakers front office that he would be moving on from them as the two sides couldn’t agree on a deal.
Via Adrian Wojnarowski:
It is immediately unclear if the Lakers will move onto other candidates, or re-engage with Lue to find common ground on a deal.
Beyond an inability to agree on contractual terms, the Lakers had proposed several scenarios involving their preferred candidates for assistant coaches, including Jason Kidd, league sources said.
Lue had led the Cavaliers to three consecutive NBA Finals appearances, but the franchise would part ways with him just six games into the 2018-2019 season.