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Clippers agree to reported 5-year, $70M deal with Lue

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The Los Angeles Clippers have agreed to a long-term contract extension with head coach Tyronn Lue, the team announced on Wednesday.

The deal is valued at $70 million over five seasons, league sources tell The Athletic's Shams Charania.

The 47-year-old, who was set to become a free agent after the 2024-25 season, will become one of the league's highest-paid bench bosses with the new deal. Earlier this month, it was reported that Lue was considered a candidate for the vacant Los Angeles Lakers job after Darvin Ham's firing.

Had Lue taken the Lakers job, he'd have reunited with LeBron James. The pair won the 2016 NBA title together as a part of the Cleveland Cavaliers organization.

Lue will be at the Clippers' helm as they move to their new home, Inglewood, California's Intuit Dome, next season.

L.A. could undergo major personnel changes this offseason as both James Harden and Paul George can become free agents this summer. George has a $48.7-million player option, which he could decline. The Philadelphia 76ers are reportedly eyeing the 34-year-old should he decide to leave Los Angeles.

Lue has gone 184-134 during his four-year tenure with the Clippers, good enough for the sixth-best record in the league over that stretch. Los Angeles has made the playoffs in three of its four seasons with Lue in charge, including a trip to the Western Conference finals in 2021.

The Clippers went 51-31 last year, good enough for fourth in the Western Conference, but were knocked out of the postseason by the Dallas Mavericks in six games in Round 1.

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