Just a few weeks after firing Luke Walton, and only a handful of interviews later, it appears the Lakers have decided on their coach.
With Monty Williams off the table after agreeing to go to Phoenix, the Lakers are going to make that offer to Lue, reports Adrian Wojnarowski and Ramona Shelburne of ESPN.
The Lakers are proceeding toward an offer to Ty Lue in the coming days, and have no plans to introduce new candidates into the head coaching search process, league sources tell @ramonashelburne and me.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) May 3, 2019
The Lakers have been on their own timetable throughout this process. Ty has been a favorite throughout because of his X’s & O’s wherewithal. His strong relationship w/ Bron is a positive as well. But no offers have been made to any candidate yet. https://t.co/UMoHHPWfMB
— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) May 3, 2019
The Lakers will no doubt get a lot of heat for the decision. By hiring Lue, they are essentially handing the franchise over to LeBron. With that being said, there were very strong reports that the two made a very strong impression in their second interview, and it appears Lue fits with what the Lakers front-office has in mind for next season.
For their sake, they better be right.