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Skip Bayless thinks Rockets should replace Mike D’Antoni with Tyronn Lue

Rockets, Skip Bayless, Tyronn Lue, Mike D'Antoni

Although the NBA Finals are set to get underway this evening, the Houston Rockets are still attempting to command the attention of the basketball world.

Following their Western Conference semifinal loss to the Golden State Warriors, it was reported that general manager Daryl Morey would be given the green light to spend over the luxury tax in the offseason. Just yesterday, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Morey was going to be fielding trade offers for nearly everyone on the roster:

Wojnarowski also reported that current head coach Mike D’Antoni will be coaching on a “lame duck” contract for the 2019-20 season, which is the final year of his deal:

On FS1’s “UNDISPUTED,” Skip Bayless said that he would like to see Morey fire D’Antoni outright and replace him with former Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue:

Lue was initially thought to be the next head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, but negotiations broke down when the Lakers asked for Jason Kidd to be an assistant on Lue’s staff. The Lakers hired former Pacers and head coach Frank Vogel, while Lue remains unemployed.

D’Antoni has had plenty of regular season success with the Rockets, but he has been unable to get past the Warriors the last two years, with the Rockets blowing a 3-2 lead in the 2018 Western Conference Finals.

If nothing else, Morey seems to be putting everyone in the organization on notice. The only problem is that the Rockets are severely handicapped from a financial standpoint. They would ideally like to get a decent return for Chris Paul, but very few teams are likely to want a 34-year-old point guard that will make over $38.5 million next season.