NBA head coaching jobs are starting to fill up, with the Milwaukee Bucks recently agreeing to terms with Adrian Griffin as Mike Budenholzer’s successor and former Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse replacing Doc Rivers with the Philadelphia 76ers.
Perhaps the last potential title-contending coaching job in the league is with the Phoenix Suns, with the team recently parting ways with Monty Williams.
Many signs point to the Suns potentially bringing in Rivers to be Williams’ successor in Phoenix, but ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith believes that the franchise should make a hard push for Tyronn Lue, who is currently the head coach of the Los Angeles Clippers.
Obviously, it will be no easy task for the Suns brass to lure Lue away from the Clippers to coach their team for the foreseeable future.
However, it’s easy to make the case that coaching the Suns is the better situation when comparing the two jobs.
The Clippers are coming off another season marred by injuries, which became incredibly costly during the NBA playoffs with Paul George and Kawhi Leonard not on the floor to finish their series with Phoenix.
Although Lue has done an admirable job in Los Angeles and is considered to be one of the league’s best coaches as a result, the Clippers seem to be a sinking ship, with the team simply not being able to stay healthy with Leonard and George leading the way.
As for the Suns, Devin Booker and Kevin Durant could become one of the best duos in the NBA moving forward, making the job that much more intriguing for someone like Lue.NEXT: The Suns Reportedly Have 3 Finalists For Head Coaching Position