The team has been on its own timetable throughout this process and has yet to offer the job to any candidate, league sources said.
Lue has been a favorite throughout because of his X's & O's knowledge. His strong relationship withLeBron James is seen as a positive as well. But Lue impressed the team in interviews with his basketball mind and strategic approach to this Lakers roster, sources close to the process said.
The team's other top candidate, Monty Williams, agreed to become the Phoenix Suns head coach Friday morning.
Sources said the Lakers were determined to stay on their own timetable for making this decision regardless of what other teams and candidates did.
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