It’s been a historic week around the NBA, as teams and players staged an unprecedented walk-out to protest Jacob Blake’s police shooting. For the past 72 hours, all the attention has been on the ongoing meetings and negotiations between the players union and the Board of Governors on how to put the most tangible efforts towards social reform.
After accepting the plan, the playoffs will resume this weekend, starting with a slate of three Saturday games originally scheduled for Thursday. The rest of the league business is back on the table as well, as the coaches’ carousel is in full effect with the Bulls, Pacers, Pelicans and Sixers leading the league’s most coveted openings.
Many familiar names have surfaced in the rumors over the past few weeks, but according to the latest report, the Sixers have their eyes on Clippers assistant Tyronn Lue, who has apparently set a pretty high price for his services as he comes back. in a header coaching position.
Via Keith Pompeo di The Philadelphia Inquirer:
Lue is the first candidate for the 76ers coaching job. He is also a nominee for the New Orleans Pelicans and Brooklyn Nets, and is tracking vacancy for Chicago Bulls coaches.
While he wants $ 7 million a season, Lue could settle for $ 5 million to $ 6 million. The Sixers still owe Brett Brown about $ 10 million in the last two years of his contract after firing him Monday.
But Lue is not the only candidate. Pompeo has previously reported that both Lakers assistant Jason Kidd and Rockets development coach John Lucas have expressed interest in the job, both of which could potentially present compelling cases if Philadelphia decides Lue’s price is prohibitive.
Lue’s championship pedigree with the Cavs in 2016 made him a prime target for several teams in the market for a new manager, including the Pelicans, who recently split from Alvin Gentry after a lackluster performance in Orlando and who boast one of the most exciting young protagonists of a generation in Zion Williamson.
(The Philadelphia Inquirer)