The Los Angeles Clippers are still conducting their search for a new head coach, but one candidate has reportedly stood out above the rest thus far.
Lue has been connected to a number of teams in search of a new head coach this offseason.
The Clippers have been searching for a new coach since parting ways with Doc Rivers in September. Rivers left the organization after the team blew a 3-1 series lead to the Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference semifinals. He went 356-208 in seven seasons with Los Angeles from 2013-20.
Lue knows the Clippers roster well after serving as an assistant on Rivers' staff last season. The 43-year-old spent parts of four seasons as head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers from 2016-19. He led the franchise to an NBA championship in 2016 and two more NBA Finals appearances in 2017 and 2018.