17 days. That's how long it took for the Los Angeles Clippers to hire a replacement for former head coach Doc Rivers.
The speed in which the transition was finalized is likely due to the fact that Clippers assistant, Tyronn Lue is slated to take over as head coach on a five-year deal, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
Deal has been fully agreed upon now, source tells ESPN. https://t.co/CVk6AzszRh— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) October 15, 2020
Lue, 43, tallied a .607 winning percentage as head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers from 2015-2019, coaching them to a championship in 2015 as well.
It's clear the Clippers were upset with how their season ended with a roster comprised of two stars, Paule George and Kawhi Leonard, and believe Lue gives them the best chance to improve upon a disappointing 2019-20 season.