Ty Lue Promoted to Head Coach at Los Angeles
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ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski has reported that Tyronn Lue will be promoted in the Clippers organization and is set to become the franchise's new head coach for the next five years.

Lue was the head coach of the 2016 Cleveland Cavaliers, who are to the only team in NBA history to overcome a 3-1 deficit in the NBA Finals. He also reached 3 consecutive NBA Finals in his time with the Cavaliers.

Lue, 43, should be plenty familiar with the team, as he was one of the Clippers’ assistant coaches under Doc Rivers last season.

As a head coach, Lue is 128-83 overall and 41-20 in the playoffs.

Also, the Clippers will hire Chauncey Billups as a lead assistant coach on the staff of Ty Lue, according to Shams Charania from The Athletic.  Billups, who has worked in broadcasting since his retirement from the NBA, was also a candidate to run the front office of the Cleveland Cavaliers during the 2017 offseason.

Despite having one of the best teams in the league 'in paper' last season, the Clippers suffered a disastrous elimination against the Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference Finals. Following their loss in the 'bubble', the team decided to part way with Doc Rivers, who had been coaching the team since  2013.