Tyron Lue is An American professional basketball coach and former player. He used to serve as the head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association, before his sack on October 2018. He has found success in both his career as an NBA player and a coach.
As a player, Lue won two NBA championship in 2000 and 2001 with the Los Angeles Lakers. As an NBA coach, he led the Cavaliers to their first NBA championship and becoming one of the very few rookie coaches to lead his team to a title.
Early Life of Tyronn Lue
Tyronn Jemar Lue was born on May 3, 1977, in Mexico, Missouri to parents Kim Miller and Ron Lue. He attended the Raytown Senior High School in Raytown. After graduating high school, he enrolled in the Universit of Nebraska, where he studied sociology.
He began playing basketball during his time at Nebraska and was a vital member of the 1995-1996 team that won the NIT. After the end of his junior season, he declared for the NBA draft.
Professional Life of Tyronn Lue
Tyronn Lue entered in the 1998 NBA draft as an early entry where he was picked by the Denver Nuggets as the 23rd overall. However, during the draft night, he was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers with Tony Battie in exchange for Nick Van Exel. The early three years with the Nuggets were disappointing seasons for Lue. In the 2001 playoffs, he performed well and was specifically used to guard the Philadelphia 76ers star point guard Allen Iverson.
Lue was signed to the Washington Wizards in the off-season of 2001. He started improving his skills during his time at the Wizards. After his time with the Wizards, he moved to Orlando Magic. He was a part of the Orlando Magic during its worst record in history with the record of 21-61 in the 2003-2004 season. Following the end of the season, Lue was traded to the Houston Rockets.
After a short time at the Houston Rockets, he was traded to Atlanta Hawks where he played till February of 2018. The Sacramento Kings acquired him in 2008 but waived him. He was signed with teams like Dallas Mavericks, Milwaukee Bucks and traded back to Orlando Magic before his retirement from professional Play.
The end of Tyronn Lue's professional career led him to the career of a basketball coach. He joined the Los Angeles Clippers' coaching staff in July 2013. After three years at the Clippers, he got the opportunity to become the head coach of the Cavaliers on January 22, 2016, following the mid-season firing of Blatt. He was signed to a three-year contract deal with the team.
Since donning the position of the head coach of the Cavaliers, Tyronn Lue led the team to one NBA Championship and two NBA Finals. The Cavaliers won the 2016 NBA Championship with the help of the star player Lebron James defeating the Golden State Warriors a star-studded team of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson in the finals. The Cavaliers reached the NBA Finals of the 2017 season but lost to Golden State Warriors in five games.
Tyronn Lue was able to lead the Cavaliers to the 2018 NBA finals. However, the Cavaliers were not able to win the overpowering Golden State Warriors in the Finals and lost in four games. On October 28, 2018, the Cavaliers released Lue after a 0-6 start of the season.
Personal Life of Tyronn Lue
There are no records of Tyronn Lue having married as such, he does not have a wife or children. But, there is no information about his relationship in general. He has not been linked with any girl as such chances are that he does not have a girlfriend and is single at the moment. He has not provided any details about his love life to the media.
However, Lue was linked with a girl in his early days who was rumored to be his girlfriend.
Net Worth of Tyronn Lue
Tyronn Lue's net worth at present is estimated to be $25 million. As the head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers, he led the Cavaliers to an NBA Championship and two NBA Championship finals. For his contribution to the team, he reportedly had the salary of $3 million. So, it is not shocking to see him have an astounding net worth.