Philadelphia 76ers, Ty Lue leading the candidates

Philadelphia 76ers, Ty Lue leading the coaching sweepstakes

The Philadelphia 76ers are looking at Tyronn Lue as the likely candidate to steer the ship in the right direction after a failed stint by Brett Brown.

Brett Brown is out. Next season, the Philadephia 76ers will change. It remains to be seen whether it will be for the good or for the bad. What’s important is the air inside the front office, and the locker room has to be cleared out.

Someone has to take charge, and it has to start from the top. Fortunately, the Sixers have a good candidate in Tyronn Lue. There is reportedly a mutual interest between the team, and it will be an exciting new chapter for them.

Is Ty Lue a good fit for the Philadelphia 76ers?

Tyronn Lue is a decorated player with two NBA championships under his belt. Yes, he earned those rings under the powers of Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal. However, his experience with the Lakers is priceless. He can carry that experience and translate it into his coaching stint.

He has done it with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Lue was able to command the respect of the two-headed dragon of Lebron James and Kyrie Irving en route to the Cavs’ first NBA ring. It is no small feat considering Lue’s short head coaching career.

His situation will be similar in the Sixers. He will have to deal with Simmons and Embiid, whom Brett Brown failed to herd properly. The problem in the Sixers’ locker room was no secret. Their failure to communicate translated to a mediocre turn out for this season. Unfortunately, their problems haunted them to a clean first-round Playoffs sweep.

The feeling seems to be mutual

The coaching spot is still up for grabs. The Sixers’ front office will be busy fielding in interviews from potential candidates. However, there seems to be mutual interest between Ty Lue and the team. Also, Lue was vocal about his desire to coach a younger team.

In the Sixers, he will not have to deal with budding superstars. Instead, he’ll deal with young superstars entering their prime. If he can seize Embiid and Simmons, Lue will be more than capable of taking the franchise to the next level.

However, he will need the help of the front office to switch up the roster. This season, Embiid and Simmons were the focal points of the Sixers’ offense. However, both of them failed to evolve to what the league has transformed into. As such, if Lue lands the coaching job, he will have to teach the young duo new tricks.

He was able to do this with James and Irving, so he should be able to do the same with Simmons and Embiid.

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