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NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski broke the news on X, announcing that Jeff Van Gundy, former senior consultant for the NBA champion Boston Celtics, has finalized a deal to join Ty Lue’s coaching staff as the lead assistant for the Los Angeles Clippers.

Van Gundy, renowned for his basketball acumen, returns to full-time coaching after being sought after for years. His coaching career includes successful stints with the New York Knicks and Houston Rockets, amassing 430 regular-season wins and 44 playoff victories over 11 seasons.

Van Gundy’s decision to join the Clippers marks a significant move in his coaching journey, transitioning from a consultant role with the Celtics to a hands-on coaching position in Los Angeles.

Known for his strategic prowess and defensive expertise, Van Gundy’s addition is expected to bolster the Clippers’ coaching staff under Ty Lue’s leadership.

The Clippers, coming off a competitive season, aim to strengthen their coaching lineup with Van Gundy’s wealth of experience and tactical insights.