Tyronn Lue could reportedly be a candidate for the Rockets bench

Tyronn Lue
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Tyronn Lue could be a candidate to take over the Houston Rockets in case Mike D’Antoni parts ways with the team, per Joe Vardon of The AThletic.

D’Antoni is under contract with the Rockets until the end of the 2020 playoffs.

“Sources say a fourth destination that currently does not have a vacancy — Houston, where James Harden and Russell Westbrook star, and Mike D’Antoni is still the coach — could become a destination for Lue if the Rockets move on from D’Antoni,” Vardon reports.

Lue went 128-83 in the regular season during his stint with the Cleveland Cavaliers, while he led the team to the 2016 NBA title.

Houston is facing the Oklahoma City Thunder in the first round of the playoffs. The series is tied at 2-2. Game 5 takes place On Wednesday.