Report: Notable West Conference Coach Could Step Down This Summer

This season has been one of the weirdest in recent memory in the Western Conference. With just three games separating 4th from 12th, it's as wide open as anyone can remember. And for one of those up-and-down, underperforming teams, it just may be enough to force a noted head coach out the door.

According to NBA Insider Jake Fischer of Yahoo Sports, "There has been chatter about Ty Lue potentially removing himself [from the Clippers] at a certain point in time [this Summer]."

Over the course of Lue's tenure with the Clippers, injuries have repeatedly kept his team from being 'whole'. Between Kawhi Leonard missing an entire season, and "load managing" for large numbers of games when he is available, and Paul George being unable to play more than 56 games in any season since he came over to LA, the frustration is obviously setting in for Lue. He's been unable to get any cohesiveness on a consistent basis.

Lue has an NBA championship under his belt, with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2016, and since taking over the Clippers in 2020, he has a 127-100 regular season record and a 10-9 playoff record.

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