Three ways Ty Lue can get the Clippers back to contention

  • Co-author, Pro Basketball Prospectus series
  • Formerly a consultant with the Indiana Pacers
  • Developed WARP rating and SCHOENE system

The LA Clippers’ disappointing crash out of the 2020 playoffs helped get Ty Lue the opportunity to become head coach. How does he prevent it from happening again in 2021?

Despite a strong regular season and a 3-1 series lead over the Denver Nuggets in the second round of the playoffs, the Clippers lost their last three games. Less than two weeks after that early postseason exit, the Clippers and head coach Doc Rivers mutually decided to part ways, clearing the path for Lue to slide over from his role as Rivers’ assistant.

Now that Lue and the Clippers have agreed to a five-year contract, as reported Thursday by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, what’s on Lue’s to-do list?

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