The Los Angeles Lakers and Tyronn Lue have ended their talks about bringing Lue on as the next head coach, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Dave McMenamin.
Per reports, Lue and his representatives turned down the Lakers’ offer on Tuesday, which is believed to have been a 3-year deal worth $18 million, prompting Lue to pull out of negotiations.
Lue was reportedly seeking a five-year deal with a salary commensurate with a championship resume.
Additionally, the Lakers had proposed a number of scenarios involving their preferred selections for assistant coaches, including former Milwaukee Bucks head coach Jason Kidd, who has been tied to the Lakers organization in recent months.
Additionally, Lue was part of Lakers championships in 2000 and 2001.
Lakers adviser Kurt Rambis and general manager Rob Pelinka had interviewed Kidd for the head-coaching position, and from those discussions they became convinced that Kidd should be a key member of a Lue coaching staff.
Lakers’ Anthony Davis Says He is the Best in the World
Los Angeles Lakers big man Anthony Davis isn’t short on confidence, and he believes he is the very best in the world.
Although he didn’t win much during his tenure with the New Orleans Pelicans, nor has he ever won a championship, Davis is likely to be in title contention on his new team, the Lakers.
“I’m the best in the world,” Davis proclaimed, according to Alam Abdeldaiem of Sports Illustrated. “I think I do a lot of things that a lot of players can’t do as far as playing a complete game. I can play on the block, play on the perimeter, play defense on both ends, switch 1-5, guard, score the basketball. I want to be the most dominant player in the game, and I’m going to continue to do that.”
Davis also considers other players on the same level as himself, including his teammate LeBron James.
“Obviously you have players like Kawhi, KD, LeBron, Steph all of those guys who are the same way. They’re great players, talented players, Hall of Famers, and that’s what makes our game fun. Everyone wants to be the best in the league. Everyone wants to be the most dominant, and that’s when our competitive edge comes out on the floor and makes the game so fun to watch.”
Lakers Reach Out to Patrick Beverley
According to the Los Angeles Times’ Brad Turner, the Lakers have reached out to the reps for Beverley.
Beverley hits free agency and will draw interest from a number of teams, including his last team, the Clippers.
Clippers, Mavs, Bulls, Lakers Interested in Patrick Beverley
Los Angeles Clippers point guard Patrick Beverley will see his fair share of interest as he heads to free agency, and that includes interest from the Clippers as well.
However, Beverley will be seeking to be rewarded for signing with his next team, or staying with the Clippers.
According to ESPN’s Tim MacMahon, Beverley is looking for a three-year deal worth over $40 million.
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