Why Is Tyronn Lue The Right Man For The 76ers Head Coach Opening
On Monday the report that the Philadelphia Sixers have narrowed their search down to three Head Coaching Candidates, one of the names is someone who has been linked to the job since Brett Brown was fired is Tyronn Lue. Unlike the other finalists for the Sixers Head Coach Opening, Lue has experience coaching in the NBA Finals, reaching the NBA Finals three straight years during his time in Cleveland, winning the NBA Title in 2016. Tyronn Lue has the distinction of being one of only two NBA Head Coaches who has won an NBA Title with LeBron James; Entering the 2019-2020 season LeBron James has reached the NBA Finals with four different Head Coaches. According to an ESPN The Magazine expose and the book "Return of the King", Lue held LeBron James accountable when most Head Coaches seems afraid or unwilling to speak up to the Four-Time NBA MVP.
ESPN NBA Reporter Dave McMenamin, co-author of the book "Return Of The King:, joined GameNight with Josh Hennig on Tuesday with perspective on who Tyronn Lue is and what he brings to the 76ers if the team hires him as their next Head Coach:
"He is one of the most authentic people I have ever been around; I have covered the league now for about 15 years and he's been in the league in some form or fashion for close to 25 years. And there's a reason why people stick around like that - (Ty Lue has) an extreme knowledge of the game but beyond that a personal touch where he is going to be able to relate to everyone he is around whether it be the Front Office, whether it be the last guy on the bench, whether it be the Superstar, whether it be the media, whether it be the Ownership, he just has that way about him. To be, you couldn't do any better if you're the Philadelphia 76ers than giving (Tyronn Lue) that job - I think it is a no brainer he should be the next Head Coach of the Philadelphia 76ers."
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