Tyronn Lue is 46 years old and is currently coaching the Los Angeles Clippers in the NBA. He is regarded as a very smart mentor who is a situation-aware individual who will likely have many years or decades of coaching ahead of him.
Following his playing career, Coach Lue worked as Doc Rivers’ coaching staff member for the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Clippers. LeBron James supported coach Lue to succeed David Blatt as head coach for the 2015–16 NBA season giving him his big break when he won an NBA championship with the Cavaliers as their head coach in that season, earning a ring as an NBA coach.
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Before being chosen by the Denver Nuggets as the 23rd overall choice in the inaugural round of the 1998 NBA draft, Lue played university basketball for the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Shortly after, he got traded to the Los Angeles Lakers. In the initial three years with the Lakers, Lue achieved two NBA championships, so he has two NBA rings to his name in his playing career.
Clippers HC Tyronn Lue spoke about Paolo Banchero whom he coached firsthand during the 2023 FIBA WC
“He was great, being able to play the five, the four, hounding the basketball. Defensively he surprised me because he was able to guard smaller guards… he’s a really good player” pic.twitter.com/gf6BhCIKHw
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According to Ty Lue, he takes his time to work through every scenario in a game so that he is prepared to handle any situation that comes up. Apart from this, he is prepared to make adjustments multiple times during the game and won’t give up until after the last buzzer
Tyronn Lue was part of 8 NBA teams during his basketball career
Apart from being a high-profile coach in the NBA, Lue was also an exceptional player in the league and boasts a list of NBA teams that he played for. He has been one of the astute names in the league and has earned a lot of respect from the fans of the NBA and many teams worldwide.
Following is the list of the teams that Tyronn Lue played for:
Los Angeles Lakers (1998–2001)
Washington Wizards (2001–2003)
- Orlando Magic (2003–2004)
Houston Rockets (2004)
Atlanta Hawks (2004–2008)
Dallas Mavericks (2008)
Milwaukee Bucks (2008–2009)
Return to the Magic (2009)
As mentioned in the list above, Tyronn Lue featured for 8 NBA teams in his illustrious career. The most successful period of his career was with the Los Angeles Lakers where he won two championship rings with them. The others where he featured did not give him much success but he did earn a lot of respect from them.
He is a renowned coach in the NBA now and has made his mark on many teams like the Lakers and the Clippers and has a lot of support from his players. He does not fear the media and tends to take them head-on, one of the reasons why NBA teams regard him so highly.