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.
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.
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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