For days, it has seemed like a foregone conclusion that former Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Ty Lue would reunite with LeBron James as head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers. That is no longer the case.
Over the last hour, information has been coming out casting doubt on his hire. Earlier reports cited that Lue and the team had disagreements over his eventual coaching staff.
ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski stated that the two sides had reached an "impasse" in their negotiations. One major issue, according to Woj, is that Lue seemed hesitant to bring on Jason Kidd as an assistant.
Now, it looks like he is completely out of the running.
According to Tania Ganguli of the Los Angeles Times, Ty Lue is out of the running for the Los Angeles Lakers coaching job.
Ganguli broke the huge NBA news via Twitter moments ago.
With Lue out, given the Kidd reports, it wouldn't shock if the New Jersey Nets great and former Brooklyn Nets and Milwaukee Bucks head coach gets some renewed attention for the head coaching job.
Kidd played with James on the 2008 U.S. gold medal-winning team. He previously interviewed for the Lakers head coaching job as well. He is 183-191 as a head coach, though he did make the playoffs in three of his four seasons with the Nets and Bucks. He was fired after a 23-22 start with Milwaukee in 2017-18.
We'll have more as it comes out.