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Tyronn Lue Emerges as Candidate to Replace Brett Brown in Philadelphia

CLEVELAND, OH - JUNE 08: Head coach Tyronn Lue of the Cleveland Cavaliers looks on against the Golden State Warriors in the first half during Game Four of the 2018 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on June 8, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio.
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Following the Philadelphia 76ers’ decision to fire head coach Brett Brown, an inevitable question looms. Who will be Philly’s next coach? A possible answer comes in former Cavaliers head coach and current Los Angeles Clippers assistant, Tyronn Lue, Adrian Wojnarowski reports.

Lue, known as a player’s coach, took over at the helm in Cleveland in January 2016 as David Blatt’s replacement. Later that year, he won Cleveland’s first championship in franchise history. Following the title, Lue and the Cavs made it to the Finals for consecutive seasons.

Unfortunately, Lue’s successful time in Cleveland had an abrupt and disappointing end in October 2018. After starting the season 0-6 in the Cavs’ first year without LeBron James, Lue was fired.

He was then signed to the Clippers’ staff before this NBA season, working as an assistant for Doc Rivers. Lue helped the Clips capture the West’s 2-seed and is currently in the midst of a competitive playoff series versus the Dallas Mavericks.

As of now, nothing’s certain, and 76ers general manager Elton Brand has plenty of other options to consider for the head coaching spot. But Lue definitely looks like an intriguing candidate that makes perfect sense in Philadelphia.

He’ll bring the championship experience that Brett Brown lacked, and his coaching style that caters specifically to the players should be a great fit alongside the 76ers’ star-studded core.

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