​The writing was certainly on the wall after ​Monty Williams and the Suns came to an agreement for the 76ers assistant to become Phoenix's new head coach. 


Now, however, Yahoo! Sports' Chris Haynes has confirmed that the Los Angeles Lakers are in the process of negotiating a contract with Tyronn Lue that would make him the franchise's new head coach. 

Haynes also reported that Frank Vogel, the former coach of the Pacers and Magic, could join Lue's staff as an assistant if he is appointed. Sources close to Haynes also murmured that Kurt Rambis played a significant role in the hiring process. 


Since Monty's hiring, this was always the expected outcome, especially after the fact that it came out that Lue left a "lasting impression" on the Lakers during his second interview for the job. 

Not to mention that ever-important strong working relationship with LeBron James. Of course, Tyronn coached LBJ with the Cavaliers for two and a half seasons, posting a 128-77 record in that span, while guiding them to the NBA Championship back in 2016. 


At this point, we are just waiting for the official announcement from the Lakers.