Report: Lakers to interview ex-Cavs coach Lue

Reuters

Former Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue will interview with the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday for their head coaching vacancy, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported.

The Lakers fired coach Luke Walton last week after three seasons and a 98-148 record.

Lue, who previously served as an assistant coach for the Boston Celtics, L.A. Clippers and Cavaliers, became head coach in Cleveland during the 2015-16 season after David Blatt was fired.

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The Cavaliers won their first NBA title that season and reached the NBA Finals the next two years, losing to Golden State.

With LeBron James departed for the Lakers, the Cavaliers started the 2018-19 season at 0-6 and Lue was fired. Lue, who turns 42 next month, had a 128-83 record with Cleveland.

The Lakers already have interviewed Philadelphia assistant coach Monty Williams and are expected to have a second meeting with him, Wojnarowski reported.

Miami Heat assistant Juwan Howard, a former teammate of James in Miami, also is expected to get an interview.

The Lakers have missed the playoffs the past six seasons.

--Field Level Media

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