Ty Lue Agrees to New Long-Term Contract With Clippers, per Report

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Tyronn Lue agreed to a long-term contract with the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Lue will become one of the NBA’s highest-paid coaches, per Wojnarowski. 

The 47-year-old Lue had one year remaining on his contract. In his four seasons as head coach of the Clippers, Lue went 184-134 and led the team to three playoff appearances, including the franchise’s first trip to the Western Conference Finals in the 2020-21 season.

Prior to his Clippers stint, Lue won an NBA championship with the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2015-16 season. 

During his tenure in Los Angeles, Lue has deftly navigated persistent injuries to star players Kawhi Leonard and Paul George—the duo has only been in the lineup for 45% of Lue’s games as head coach—as well as added key pieces such as James Harden and Russell Westbrook. This past season saw a mostly healthy Clippers team finish fourth in the West with a 51-31 record and earn a berth to the playoffs, but the Clippers were eliminated by the Dallas Mavericks in the first round.


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Kristen Wong

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Kristen Wong is a Staff Writer on the Breaking & Trending News Team at Sports Illustrated. She has been a sports journalist since 2020. Before joining SI, Kristen covered four NFL teams as an associate editor with the FanSided NFL Network and worked as a staff writer for the brand’s flagship site. She has written about soccer, the NFL, NBA, and MLB since 2020, and outside of work, has dreams of running her own sporty dive bar.