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Tyronn Lue | Guard

Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Age / DOB:  (38) / 5/3/1977
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 175
College: Nebraska
Drafted: 1998 / Rd. 1 (23) / DEN

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Ty Lue has agreed to a multi-year deal as new Cavaliers head coach.
Well, that didn't take long to figure out what the Cavs had planned here. Lue was highly coveted as an assistant coach and he was interviewed to be the head coach of the Cavs back in 2014. Additionally, ESPN's Brian Windhorst says LeBron James was not consulted on this decision. Jan 22 - 4:06 PM

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Tyronn Lue became the highest-paid assistant coach in NBA history with his four-year, $6.5 million deal with the Cavs.

Several NBA coaches make close to $2 million annually, so the Cavs offered up some serious money to pry him from Doc Rivers. The Warriors also gave former Clippers assistant coach Alvin Gentry about $800K per season, and the Clippers may be losing out on assistants while the Donald Sterling drama unfolds.
Wed, Jun 25, 2014 02:32:00 PM

Tyronn Lue has agreed to come on board for the Cavs as the teams associate head coach.

That's three assistant coaches of Doc Rivers gone (Alvin Gentry to GSW, Kevin Eastman promoted to Clippers' front office) as Lue heads to Cleveland. He will join David Blatt on the bench as Cleveland attempts to right the ship after four years of turmoil following "The Decision." Rivers reportedly gave Lue his blessing to accept the job.
Mon, Jun 23, 2014 04:37:00 PM

The Cavs would like to add Ty Lue to be an assistant to David Blatt's staff, but Lue is unlikely to leave Doc Rivers' staff.

Lue was basically the runner up for the Cavs' head coaching. The Clippers are going to need Lue even more with Alvin Gentry moving up the coast to Oakland.
Thu, Jun 19, 2014 11:58:00 PM

Tyronn Lue will get a second interview for the Cavs' head-coaching job on Friday.

He is a very strong candidate for the job and is facing stiff competition from Alvin Gentry. Lue will meet with owner Dan Gilbert and the team would likely make a decision in the coming days. Obviously, the first pick in the draft should light a fire under them to make a hire soon.
Mon, Jun 9, 2014 11:34:00 AM

Clippers assistant coach Tyronn Lue left a strong impression on Cavs team officials in his interview, according to Yahoo! Sports.

He reportedly interviewed on Thursday and looks to be the favorite to win the job. Lue's competition includes Alvin Gentry, Vinny Del Negro and Lionel Hollin, all of whom have head-coaching experience. The Cavs will likely have their coach picked out in a couple weeks to have time to prepare for the NBA Draft.
Sat, May 31, 2014 07:02:00 PM

Tyronn Lue will interview with the Cavaliers Thursday as the team expands their head coaching search.

Lue is currently an assistant coach with the Clippers and will join a growing list of candidates that include Vinny Del Negro, and Lionel Hollins. Alvin Gentry will reportedly interview with the Cavs on Friday and University of Florida head coach Billy Donovan has also show interest, so while Lue could end up with the position, he is by no means the leader in the clubhouse at the moment.
Thu, May 29, 2014 11:16:00 AM

Clippers assistant coach Tyronn Lue will interview for the Cavs head coaching job next week.

The Cavs are looking at a number of candidates, including Vinny Del Negro, Adrian Griffin and Alvin Gentry. A lot of teams are looking to ex-players and turning them into first-time head coaches, so Lue would certainly fit into that en vogue mentality. He played point guard for 11 seasons in the NBA and won two NBA championships
Sat, May 24, 2014 06:31:00 PM

Tyronn Lue will join Doc Rivers' coaching staff with the Clippers.

Lue has been on Rivers' staff in Boston since before the 2009 season and many around the league believe he'll be an eventual head coach candidate. The Raptors even asked for permission to interview Lue for a position on Dwane Casey's staff in mid-May, but it makes more sense for Lue to stay attached to Rivers for the time being. Rivers is expected to take most of his staff with him to L.A.
Thu, Jun 27, 2013 11:17:00 AM

The Raptors have asked for permission to speak with Celtics assistant coach Tyronn Lue for a position on Dwane Casey's staff.

Lue joined Doc Rivers' staff in Boston prior to the 2009 season. While Casey and Raptors GM Bryan Colangelo appear likely to return for the 2013-14 season, Toronto management has yet to sign off on the option in Colangelo's contract. We imagine part of that is waiting to see whether Phil Jackson is willing to take over basketball operations, which could cause a major shakeup in the front office and the coaching staff.
Sat, May 11, 2013 09:48:00 AM

Tyronn Lue will join the Celtics as an assistant coach.

Lue and Celtics coach Doc Rivers were together for a short time in Orlando. "There’s guys you coach all the time that you say, ‘He’ll be a coach.’ And Ty Lue was on the top of that list," Rivers said. Lue, 32, will help coach the Celtics' guards.
Fri, Oct 23, 2009 04:41:00 PM

Veteran point guard Tyronn Lue has decided not to play in Greece this season after all, according to

It seems Lue wants to remain in the NBA, where he'll eventually be signed as a second- or third-string point guard.
Mon, Sep 7, 2009 10:15:00 AM

The Greek team PAOK is on the verge of signing veteran guard Tyronn Lue.

Lue has 11 seasons of NBA experience but can likely find more money overseas. If he is signed by PAOK, the domestic market for career backup PGs will shrink by one.
Sat, Sep 5, 2009 08:48:00 AM

Tyronn Lue debuted for the Magic on Sunday, playing just two minutes and scoring two points on free throws.

Lue should get into the mix at point guard, backing up Anthony Johnson. The Magic have a number of players they can also use there, like Courtney Lee and Hedo Turkoglu, but they would probably prefer to use Lue, who is a true point guard.
Mon, Feb 9, 2009 12:20:00 AM

Tyronn Lue won't join the Magic until Saturday, meaning he won't play on Friday against the Pacers.

The Magic will start Anthony Johnson at the point with rookie Courtney Lee backing him up again tonight. Lue is expected to join the team for Sunday's shootaround and could play against the Nets. He shouldn't have any fantasy value unless Johnson goes down with an injury.
Fri, Feb 6, 2009 10:23:00 AM

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