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Lue during a Cavaliers game in Nov. 2017.
|Full name||Tyronn Jamar Lue|
|Born||May 3, 1977|
|Listed height||6 ft 0 in (1.98 m)|
|Listed weight||175 lbs (93 kg)|
|Los Angeles Clippers|
|Best record||51-31 (2016-17)|
|Titles||1 (NBA: 2015-16)|
|Coaching career||2011-present (10 years)|
|Professional basketball career|
|NBA Draft||1998 / Round: 1 / Pick: 23rd|
|Selected by the Denver Nuggets|
|Playing career||1998–2009 (11 years)|
|High school/ College basketball career|
|High school||Raytown High School|
|1998–2001||Los Angeles Lakers|
|2009–2013||Boston Celtics (assistant)|
|2013–2014||Los Angeles Clippers (assistant)|
(associate head coach)
|2019–2020||Los Angeles Clippers (assistant)|
|2020–present||Los Angeles Clippers (head coach)|
|Career highlights and awards|
The 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m), 175 lb (79 kg; 12.5 st) point guard was selected out of the University of Nebraska by the Denver Nuggets with the 23rd overall pick in the 1998 NBA Draft, but was traded shortly thereafter to the Los Angeles Lakers, where he won two NBA championships in his first three seasons.
After his playing career ended, Lue worked as Director of Basketball Development for the Boston Celtics in 2009. In 2014, he was hired by the Cleveland Cavaliers as associate head coach and was promoted to head coach on January 22, 2016, after the firing of David Blatt. During that same year, Lue would help lead the Cavaliers to their third NBA Finals appearance and their first NBA championship.
High school and college
Lue attended Raytown Senior High School in Raytown, Missouri. He later went to University of Nebraska. He played basketball and studied Sociology. He finished his Nebraska career ranked third on the all–time list in assists (432), fourth in three–pointers made (145) and attempted (407), fifth in steals (154) and seventh in scoring (1,577). Declaring for the NBA Draft after his Junior season, he led the Cornhuskers in assists in each of his three seasons, and finished his career tied with Dave Hoppen for most games with 30 or more points (7).
Lue opted for early entry into the 1998 NBA Draft. He was selected 23rd overall by the Denver Nuggets, but was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers with Tony Battie in exchange for Nick Van Exel on draft night. His first three years with the Lakers were disappointing. His playing time was limited, and he suffered from injuries in 2000. However, Lue excelled in the 2001 playoffs. Due to his quickness, he was specifically used to guard Allen Iverson during the NBA Finals. The Lakers' 4–1 series victory over Iverson's 76ers gave them the second of three consecutive titles.
In the off–season of 2001, Lue signed with the Washington Wizards, where he got considerably more playing time and subsequently became a better player at the point. He played with the Orlando Magic in 2003–04 where he got to play a lot of minutes alongside Tracy McGrady while leading the team to the worst record in the NBA that season: 21–61. After the season Lue, along with Juwan Howard and McGrady were traded to the Houston Rockets for Steve Francis, Cuttino Mobley, and Kelvin Cato. In Houston, Lue did not get many minutes of playing time because of the number of point guards the Rockets had on their roster. He was traded during the mid–season to the Atlanta Hawks for Jon Barry. Lue starred in Atlanta, although he again led the team with the worst record in the NBA that year, and the worst record in franchise history: 13–69.
On February 16, 2008, Lue was acquired in a trade with the Atlanta Hawks and was waived by the Sacramento Kings on February 28, 2008. Lue signed a contract with the Dallas Mavericks after clearing waivers.
On July 17, 2008, Lue signed a two–year contract with the Milwaukee Bucks.
On February 5, 2009, Lue was traded to the Orlando Magic in exchange for Keith Bogans and cash considerations.
On October 23, 2009, Boston named Lue director of basketball development.
NBA career statistics
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field–goal percentage||3P%||3–point field–goal percentage||FT%||Free–throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|