Former Husker Tyronn Lue reportedly ends contract negotiations with L.A. Lakers

Former Husker Tyronn Lue reportedly ends contract negotiations with L.A. Lakers
Former Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue had conducted multiple interviews with the Lakers since they parted ways with former coach Luke Walton on April 12. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Former Husker Tyronn Lue seemed set to reunite with LeBron James in Los Angeles.

However, Lue and the Lakers reportedly ended contract negotiations before an agreement could be reached for Lue to be named the franchise’s next head coach.

Lue had conducted multiple interviews with the Lakers since they parted ways with former coach Luke Walton on April 12.

Lue got his first head coaching job when he replaced David Blatt in Cleveland during the 2015-16 season. The Cavs finished that regular season 57-25 and earned the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference before going on to defeat the Golden State Warriors in the finals.

With Lue as coach, the Cavaliers returned to the NBA Finals in each of the next two seasons, but lost both times to the Warriors.

The Lakers went 37-45 this season and missed the playoffs, though James only played 55 games and was inactive for nine of the final 14 contests.

Lue was a two-time All-Big 12 guard during his career at Nebraska. He helped lead the Huskers to the NIT championship in 1996. In February 2017, Lue had his No. 10 jersey retired by Nebraska.

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