Clippers assistant Ty Lue‘s candidacy for the Rockets‘ head-coaching vacancy is gaining momentum, reports ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Tim MacMahon. Lue met with Houston ownership and management on Monday.
Lue still remains a prominent part of the Clippers‘ search, and has reportedly been the frontrunner since Doc Rivers was fired in late September. Lue has the support of prominent Rockets and Clippers players alike, per Woj and MacMahon.
Houston could be the first to make an offer to Lue, but according to ESPN, an offer likely won’t be extended until after the Rockets meet with Jeff Van Gundy this week.