Clippers head coach Doc Rivers gave Lue his first coaching job with the Boston Celtics in 2009, and Lue followed him to the Clippers in 2013. Lue obviously then moved on to an assistant position with the Cleveland Cavaliers during the 2014-15 season and was elevated to head coach during the 2015-16 season. The team and coach parted ways early in the 2018-19 season.
Lue was in talks with the Los Angeles Lakers about their then-vacant head coaching position during the offseason but the two sides couldn’t come to an agreement. Now it appears he’ll be on the bench for the team’s crosstown rival.