In wake of the reports that there could be a split up soon, it turned out that both Ty Lue and the Los Angeles Clippers will continue their partnership.
Sources told HoopsHype’s Mike Scotto that both sides haven’t talked about their future as they remain focused on winning that elusive title in the present.
“The notion of Lue removing himself from the Clippers has been denied by league sources who spoke with HoopsHype. Lue has multiple years remaining on his contract with the Clippers.
“There haven’t been any conversations regarding Lue’s future other than winning this season, as one league source told HoopsHype.”
It was Jake Fischer of Yahoo! Sports who hinted in the Ball Don’t Lie podcast (h/t HoopsHype) that there could be perhaps a possibility that Lue will pack his bag to part ways with the Clippers soon.
“The Clippers are a team that is at least one that looks like it has a question mark of who will be comprising this, you know, a chance to compete for a title. If that is still the goal, which it seems like will be moving forward next season, whether that’s in the front office… Ty Lue, as respected head coach as they come, but there has been chatter, let’s say about potentially him, in theory, removing himself from the situation at a certain point in time. So there’s a lot I think, at stake on the other side of LA where the Lakers get all the attention and LeBron’s quest for a fifth ring is always soaking up the headlines, the Clippers could end up becoming a super buzzy team in the postseason and but again, that could be a situation for a lot of organizations.”
Following Doc Rivers’ failed campaign in their first year of having Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, it was Ty Lue who took the franchise’s keys of coaching. In his first year as the head coach of the Clips, he finally led them to their first Conference Finals in team history last 2020-21
Amid that promising achievement, L.A.’s fortunes went upside down. The health of both Leonard and George has been hindering their capabilities to reach that full potential of being a title contenders. And this regular season, they are facing the challenging task of maintaining their postseason spot with the star swingman out for two to three weeks with his right knee sprain.
For now, a title remains their ultimate goal. But if their opportunities to attain that will continue to fall, especially this soon-playoff saga, expect major changes around the Clippers camp.