Clippers assistant coach Ty Lue’s candidacy for the Rockets’ head-coaching job has gathered important momentum after a gathering with Houston’s possession and administration Monday, sources advised ESPN.
The Rockets are competing with the Clippers for Lue and will attempt to prolong a suggestion earlier than Los Angeles has accomplished its search course of, however that isn’t anticipated to occur earlier than Houston meets with former coach Jeff Van Gundy this week, sources stated.
Each Lue and Van Gundy are distinguished elements of the Rockets’ and Clippers’ teaching searches — and Lue has been the Clippers’ front-runner since Doc Rivers was dismissed on Sept. 28, sources stated.
Lue’s candidacy has the assist of distinguished gamers on each groups, sources stated. Houston had initially wished to rent Rivers to interchange Mike D’Antoni, sources stated, however his talks with the 76ers moved rapidly to a decision.
Supply: Adrian Wojnarowski and Tim MacMahon of ESPN