With the current NBA season on hold, the Brooklyn Nets will eventually seek out their next head coach. After the departure of Kenny Atkinson, multiple candidates have surfaced over the last several weeks. However, one lead candidate could be Los Angeles Clippers assistant coach Tyronn Lue.
When last met with the opportunity to become a head coach, Lue turned down a three-year, $18M offer from the Los Angeles Lakers. Even with the opportunity to be alongside LeBron James and Anthony Davis, Lue is a proven commodity that won’t come cheap.
During his time with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Lue maintained a 60.7% winning percentage, three NBA Finals appearances, and one NBA Championship. However, after James joined the Lakers in 2018, Lue was fired after an 0-6 start to the new season.
This begs multiple questions, considering Irving’s tenure in Cleveland ended in him demanding a trade. However, a recent report stated that Irving prefers for Lue to become the next head coach in Brooklyn.
With both Irving and Kevin Durant hopefully on the court next season, a strong head coach with a winning history will be the backbone of the Nets franchise. If Lue does eventually get hired, the expectations will be at an all-time high.