There are legitimate rumblings circling around the National Basketball Association landscape that the Los Angeles Lakers could potentially trade LeBron James. Lue and James won a title with the Cavaliers in the 2015 season, and he also played for the Lakers in the past.
The Times said Lue and the Lakers were unable to agree on the make-up of the coaching staff.
So, after it looked like he would probably be happy as an assistant under Lue, Kidd has already put himself in position to be the head coach of the Lakers without ever serving under another coach.
After Lue emerged as the favorite for the job, negotiations between the two sides heated up.
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Huawei and Skycom are also defendants in the US case, accused of bank and wire fraud, as well as violating USA sanctions on Iran. The arrest was decried by Beijing, which demanded that Canada immediately release the Chinese national.
Lue reportedly had a chance to run the team, but considered the Lakers' three-year, $18m (£13.8m) offer a snub after discussing a five-year contract. And LeBron James has quietly been about the business iof trying to get (Toronto Raptors star) Kawhi Leonard to come to the Los Angeles Lakers instead of the Los Angeles Clippers. There has even been a suggestion of the Knicks getting the No. 1 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, selecting Zion Williamson out of Duke, and then trading him to the Lakers for LeBron James.
Smith was referring to the reported breakdown in talks between the Lakers and Ty Lue.
Since Magic Johnson abruptly departed the front office, the Lakers have moved methodically to address leadership roles. "We don't know what the hell is going on in Los Angeles, '" well-connected ESPN insider Stephen A. Smith said on the airwaves. It's been palace intrigue ever since, with Buss' 66-percent share in the Lakers split evenly among his six children - and Jeanie (romantically linked with Jackson at the time) taking over as team governor.