Sources: Lakers, Tyronn Lue working toward coaching contract agreement

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The Los Angeles Lakers and Tyronn Lue are in the process of working on a contract agreement that would make Lue the franchise’s next head coach, league sources told Yahoo Sports.‬

Lue, 42, has not accepted the position yet as both sides continue to focus on contractual parameters, sources said.‬

‪If Lue takes the job, Frank Vogel — former coach of the Indiana Pacers and Orlando Magic — could join his staff as a lead assistant, sources said. ‬

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‪Kurt Rambis — a former Lakers player and coach whose wife, Linda, is a trusted confidant and adviser to team owner Jeanie Buss — has had a significant role in the hiring process, sources said. ‬

It appears Tyronn Lue will be coaching LeBron James once again. (Getty Images)
It appears Tyronn Lue will be coaching LeBron James once again. (Getty Images)

‪Monty Williams was targeted by the Lakers as a finalist for the position, but he took the same role with the Phoenix Suns on Friday. ‬

‪Lue coached LeBron James with the Cleveland Cavaliers for two and a half seasons, posting a 128-77 record in that span. ‬

‪The pair guided the team to the city’s first major championship in 52 years in 2016, completing a historic 3-1 comeback to dethrone the Golden State Warriors.‬

‪Lue played 11 years in the NBA (1998-2009) and won two championships with the Lakers during his first three seasons in the league.‬

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