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Tyronn Jamar Lue is an American basketball coach who currently serves as the head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association . He is also a former professional basketball player.

Tyronn Lue
Tyronn Lue on Jan 25, 2015.jpg
Tyronn Lue in 2015
Cleveland Cavaliers
Position Head coach
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1977-05-03) May 3, 1977 (age 39)
Mexico, Missouri
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Listed weight 175 lb (79 kg)
Career information
High school Raytown (Raytown, Missouri)
College Nebraska (1995–1998)
NBA draft 1998 / Round: 1 / Pick: 23rd overall
Selected by the Denver Nuggets
Playing career 1998–2009
Position Point guard
Number 10
Coaching career 2009–present
Career history
As player:
1998–2001 Los Angeles Lakers
2001–2003 Washington Wizards
2003–2004 Orlando Magic
2004 Houston Rockets
2004–2008 Atlanta Hawks
2008 Dallas Mavericks
2008–2009 Milwaukee Bucks
2009 Orlando Magic
As coach:
2009–2013 Boston Celtics (assistant)
2013–2014 Los Angeles Clippers (assistant)
2014–2016 Cleveland Cavaliers (Associate HC)
2016–present Cleveland Cavaliers
Career highlights and awards

As player:

  • 2× NBA champion (2000, 2001)
  • First-team All-Big 12 (1998)
  • Second-team All-Big 12 (1997)

As coach:

  • NBA champion (2016)
  • All-Star Game head coach (2016)
Career NBA statistics
Points 4,710 (8.5 ppg)
Rebounds 943 (1.7 rpg)
Assists 1,727 (3.1 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Tyronn Jamar Lue (born May 3, 1977) is an American basketball coach who currently serves as the head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is also a former professional basketball player.

The 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m), 175 lb (79 kg) point guard was selected out of the University of Nebraska by the Denver Nuggets with the 23rd overall pick in the 1998 NBA draft and was traded shortly thereafter to the Los Angeles Lakers, where he won two NBA Championships in his first three seasons.

After his playing career ended in 2009, Lue became Director of Basketball Development for the Boston Celtics. In 2014, he was hired by the Cavaliers as associate head coach and was promoted to head coach midseason in 2015-16, replacing the fired David Blatt. That same season, Lue led the Cavaliers to their first NBA championship and became one of the few rookie coaches in the NBA to ever lead his team to a title.

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