LeBron James Prefers Ty Lue As Lakers Head Coach — ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski

LeBron James Prefers Ty Lue As Lakers Head Coach — ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the Lakers are expected to hire Tyronn Lue.

In addition to his ties with James, Lue has a history with the Lakers.

The Lakers, however, have yet to formally offer their job to Lue. Names such as Monty Williams, Ty Lue, and Jason Kidd have been thrown around, with LeBron reportedly being the biggest fan of Lue due to their Cleveland connection.

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Lue has the most experience of working with James, having spent two-and-a-half seasons with the Cleveland Cavaliers. In April, Lue met with Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka for approximately 90 minutes to discuss the head coaching vacancy. While there isn't a person in place for the Lakers in that role, they have been conducting their head coaching interviews with numerous people that Jeanie Buss has entrusted. They reached the National Basketball Association finals the next two years, but lost to the Warriors both times, before James took off for Los Angeles. In this picture, head coach Tyronn Lue (L) of the Cavaliers talks with James of the Lakers after a quarterfinal game of the 2018 NBA Summer League between the Lakers and the Detroit Pistons at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, July 15, 2018.

Williams, now an assistant coach for the 76ers, went 173-221 in five seasons with New Orleans from 2010-15 before being fired.