On October 16, Beijing time, according to US media reports, Tyronn Lu and the Clippers reached a five-year signing agreement and became the new coach of the team. "Los Angeles Times" reporter Brad Turner revealed that the team's decision was welcomed by the players.
"The source revealed that Tyronn Lue was appointed as the head coach of this team, and the Clippers players are very happy. They think Lue is the best choice." Turner wrote on social media.
Lu's advantage is obvious. As Rivers' assistant, he knows the Clippers very well, and he is good at dealing with stars. In the 2015-16 season, Lu Zeng took over Blatter midway and became the Cavaliers coach. He helped the Cavaliers reach the finals, and finally came back from a 73-9 Warriors behind 1-3 to win the championship.
Before Lu was determined to be the Clippers coach, many teams intentionally invited Lu and met with him, but in the end he reached an agreement with the Clippers. Lu’s coaching staff is also in the process of finalizing candidates. According to a report by Chalanya, the Clippers will hire former NBA star Billups as the chief assistant. In addition, Drew, who has worked with Lu in Cleveland, will Enter the coaching staff.
Lu's winning percentage as coach is very good, coaching 211 games in the regular season, 128 wins and 83 losses, winning rate of 60.7%, and coaching 61 games in the playoffs, 41 wins and 20 losses, winning rate of 67.2%. However, Lu needs to prove that he can still achieve success without James.
The data shows that in the games that Lu has coached, there is no 18 games for James. His record is 1 win and 17 losses, including the number of games that James has taken turns and injuries, and also the number of games after James left in the 2018-19 season (0 wins and 6 losses ).
For Tyronn Lue, his first task is to improve the cohesion of the Clippers. After all, the Clippers' chemistry this season has been criticized, and the atmosphere in the locker room is not good enough. Do you think Director Lu can lead the Clippers to achieve a breakthrough? Feel free to leave a message and comment.