L.A. Sources told ESPN on Thursday that Die Loo has agreed to a five-year contract to become Clippers’ next head coach.
Sources said Clippers and Louis’ representative Andy Miller concluded negotiations on a deal on Thursday afternoon.
Clippers’ search landed in Lou based on his championship descent and playoff victories as a head coach in Cleveland, and his strong ability to interact with players, echoed within an owner with less record in the 2019-2020 season.
Sources said the 43-year-old Lou has significant support among key Clippers players in the search process.
Lou has replaced Doc Rivers, who worked as an assistant with the clippers last season. The Clippers took a 3-1 lead in the semifinals of the Western Conference, losing to Denver Nuggets in seven games.
Suncy Phillips is expected to be a candidate to join Louis’ staff with clippers, sources said, adding that he is currently looking for an Indiana Pacers head coach.
As coach of the Cavaliers, Lou won a championship in 2016 and reached the NBA Final three years in a row. Lou was 128-83 overall and 41-20 at the playoffs in his leadership training career.