The New Orleans Pelicans intend to interview Tyronn Lue for the team’s vacant head coaching position.
Per Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, Lue will have an interview with the Pelicans in the ‘near future’.
“The Sixers also interviewed Clippers assistant Tyronn Lue this week, sources said, but Lue is emerging as a strong candidate to replace Rivers with the Clippers. The Clippers are planning to interview other candidates, starting soon, sources said.
The New Orleans Pelicans are planning to interview Lue in the near future too, sources said. Lue and Pelicans Executive VP of Basketball Operations David Griffin have strong ties, most notably working together to win an NBA title in Cleveland in 2016,” Wojnarowski reports.
The Pelicans are in search for the replacement of head coach Alvin Gentry, who could join Doc Rivers in the Philadelphia 76ers as an assistant coach.
For his part, Lue is considered a candidate to replace Rivers in the Los Angeles Clippers.