Clippers assistant trainer Ty Lue’s candidacy for the Rockets‘ head-coaching job has amassed vital momentum after a meeting with Houston’s possession and control Monday, resources informed ESPN.

The Rockets are competing with the Clippers for Lue and may attempt to lengthen an be offering ahead of Los Angeles has finished its seek procedure, however that’s not anticipated to occur ahead of Houston meets with former trainer Jeff Van Gundy this week, resources mentioned.

Both Lue and Van Gundy are distinguished portions of the Rockets’ and Clippers’ teaching searches — and Lue has been the Clippers’ frontrunner since Doc Rivers used to be brushed aside on September 28, resources mentioned.

Lue’s candidacy has the toughen of distinguished gamers on each groups, resources mentioned. Houston had first of all sought after to rent Rivers to exchange Mike D’Antoni, resources mentioned, however his talks with the 76ers moved quickly to a resolution.

Van Gundy, lately an analyst for ESPN, has been a favourite of possession and control with the Rockets, and is understood to want the theory of training in his followed house town to steer clear of uprooting his circle of relatives.

Van Gundy, 58, has been lively as a trainer with USA Basketball lately, however hasn’t coached within the NBA since resigning with the Rockets in 2007. Van Gundy used to be 430-318 within the common season and 44-44 within the postseasons in portions of 11 seasons with Rockets and Knicks.

Lue coached the Cavaliers to the one championship in franchise historical past in 2016, and reached the NBA Finals in 3 instantly years. He used to be fired via Cleveland after an 0-6 get started within the 2018-2019 season. Lue is 128-83 general and 41-20 within the playoffs.

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