Tyronn Lue's Contract Situation Addressed By Clippers

Even though he was under contract with the LA Clippers, head coach Tyronn Lue was actually sought for a couple of significant openings earlier this offseason, as both the Phoenix Suns and Milwaukee Bucks showed interest in Lue for their head coaching positions. But the Clips refused to grant them permission to talk to him.

There were also rumors back in June that an extension on Lue's contract was likely not in the offing. This coming season was the final "guaranteed" year of his deal, with one more non-guaranteed year after that. Lue was searching for an extension.

For now, the Clippers have made clear their intentions, guaranteeing the final year of their head coach's contract, for 2024-25, according to Andrew Greif of the Los Angeles Times. No extension as yet, but the team seems to have committed to him for two more seasons, at least.

Lue and the Clippers have fallen short in the playoffs in his three seasons at the helm, with just three series wins in that time. The superstar duo of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, of course, have been notably absent for much of that period, playing in only about half of the team's games over the course of the four seasons they've been in LA.

Lue recently came out and bluntly implored his superstars to get more serious about being present and playing, on a full-time basis, in the regular season.

Now, he'll get at least two more seasons to try to make it happen. "I’ve got two years left on my deal, so you know I’m in a good position,” Lue said. “I’m just happy to be where I’m at."

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