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NBA: Lakers poised to offer Tyronn Lue coaching job

Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue reacts as he watches his team during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls, Saturday, March 17, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

The Los Angeles Lakers are homing in on Tyronn Lue in their search for a new head coach, the Los Angeles Times and other US media outlets reported Friday.

Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue reacts as he watches his team during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls, Saturday, March 17, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
The Lakers have been without a head coach since April 12, when they parted ways with Luke Walton.

According to the Times, former Lakers coach Phil Jackson and Magic Johnson — who stepped down as Lakers’ president of basketball operations last month — have told team co-owner Jeanie Buss that they support hiring Lue.

Lue, who coached Lakers superstar LeBron James in Cleveland and once played for Jackson, has been on the Lakers’ radar for some time.

Both he and Philadelphia 76ers assistant coach Monty Williams have been interviewed by the club, but Williams was hired on Friday as the new head coach of the Phoenix Suns.

The Los Angeles Lakers are homing in on Tyronn Lue in their search for a new head coach, the Los Angeles Times and other US media outlets reported Friday.

The Lakers have been without a head coach since April 12, when they parted ways with Luke Walton.

According to the Times, former Lakers coach Phil Jackson and Magic Johnson — who stepped down as Lakers’ president of basketball operations last month — have told team co-owner Jeanie Buss that they support hiring Lue.

Lue, who coached Lakers superstar LeBron James in Cleveland and once played for Jackson, has been on the Lakers’ radar for some time.

Both he and Philadelphia 76ers assistant coach Monty Williams have been interviewed by the club, but Williams was hired on Friday as the new head coach of the Phoenix Suns. (Agence France-Presse)

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