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Doc Rivers brings in Tyronn Lue for an ‘informal role’ with the Clippers

Doc Rivers, Tyronn Lue, Clippers

Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers is looking out for his guy, former Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue.

Doc Rivers has brought in Tyronn Lue to spend time around the team in an informal role, according to Andrew Grief of the Los Angeles Times. Lue will observe and give his thoughts on what he sees with the team.

Tyronn Lue was an assistant coach with Doc Rivers with the Boston Celtics and Clippers before he joined the Cavs in 2014. Lue became head coach of the Cavs during the 2015-16 season and guided the team to the NBA championship. He remained as coach for two more seasons before the franchise fired him this year after the team started off 0-6.

Lue went 128-83 in the regular season with the Cavs and 41-20 in the postseason.

The Clippers are one of the biggest surprises of the young season. LA is 17-12 entering Monday, good for fifth place in rugged Western Conference. Tyronn Lue got a lot of criticism in Cleveland because he was coaching LeBron James. Any team with James on it is going to be in the spotlight.

However, Lue knows basketball and it’s good to see Doc Rivers helping him out and giving him a role for this season with the Clippers. That’s what friends are for.