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Tyronn Lue Is "Close" To Finalizing A Deal With The Lakers

(via Complex)

(via Complex)

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 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.