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Cavs’ Kevin Love explains why Lakers hiring Tyronn Lue ‘would be a great decision’

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The Los Angeles Lakers are reportedly going to make Tyronn Lue their next head coach, with the contract offer set to be given within the next week or two. A lot of people believe that the Purple and Gold are making the right decision to sign Lue, including one of the players he once coached, Kevin Love.

Love was a guest at Fox Sports’ First Things First, and he said that the Lakers will be making the right choice by bringing in Lue. (h/t Sabreena Merchant of Silver Screen & Roll)

“Definitely if he’s not their first pick, he should be right there at the top, because he’s an unbelievable X’s and O’s guy. A players’ coach, a guy that’s very approachable that you can talk to, and I think with the personnel that they have he would be great. As well as already feeling familiar and being familiar with LeBron, and not only having that friendship but being able to coach LeBron and get in his ear because Ty really knows the game, and he’s been around the game, been around Jordan. He’s been around those great Lakers teams (with) Shaq and Kobe. Been around Phil, been around Doc, a lot of great basketball minds. So I think the more time that Ty Lue has as a head coach, he’s only going to get better. He would be a great decision.”

Kevin Love played under Lue from 2016-2018, back when the latter was calling the shots for the Cleveland Cavaliers.

One of the main reasons why Lue is the heavy favorite to land the Lakers’ head coaching gig is because of his experience with coaching superstar LeBron James while he was with the Cavs. There are reports that the four-time MVP has a ton of respect for his former coach and them being reunited in LA will be one of the first steps in the right direction for a franchise that hasn’t made the playoffs for six straight seasons.