The future of Tyronn Lue as head coach of the Clippers has been a subject of discussion as contract talks between Lue and the team have recently emerged.
Since assuming the coaching role in 2020, Lue has guided the Clippers to the conference finals in 2021. However, their subsequent failure to make the playoffs in 2022 and their recent elimination in the first round by the Phoenix Suns have raised questions about Lue’s future.
While the Clippers have expressed their satisfaction with Lue’s coaching abilities, there is some ambiguity surrounding the last season of his current contract. According to Andrew Greif of Los Angeles Times, the 2024-25 season is not guaranteed, adding a level of uncertainty to Lue’s tenure.
This uncertainty is further compounded by the recent job insecurity faced by accomplished NBA coaches, such as Mike Budenholzer and Monty Williams who were released just two years after facing off in the NBA Finals.
Following the firing of Monty Williams earlier this month, reports suggest that Lue is considered the top candidate to fill the vacancy in Phoenix.