Ty Lue Addresses Coaching Future After Clippers' Elimination From Playoffs

Mar 25, 2024; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Clippers head coach Tyronn Lue watches game
Mar 25, 2024; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Clippers head coach Tyronn Lue watches game / Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Clippers lost to the Dallas Mavericks 114-101 in Game 6 on Friday night, ending their season short of the lofty goals set before them.

With his team out of the playoffs, and the Los Angeles Lakers sporting one of the most sought-after coaching openings in the NBA, Clippers coach Tyronn Lue was forced to address his future in the wake of Friday's loss. Lue has been reported as one of the Lakers' top targets, while a separate report indicated that the Clippers are very interested in retaining him.

As for Lue, he'd prefer to stick around with the Clippers.

"I didn't come here to bounce around and go all over the place," Lue said in the wake of his team's 114-101 loss. "Mr. Ballmer, Lawrence [Frank], Mark [Hughes] and Trent [Redden] have all been great to me. This is where I want to be. Hopefully they feel the same way."

Time will tell whether or not Lue will ultimately remain with the Clippers, who enter the offseason with plenty of roster questions ahead of next season. What happens with James Harden, Russell Westbrook, Paul George and ultimately Lue, will determine whether or not the Clippers remain competitive next season.


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