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Team: Los Angeles Clippers
Age / DOB:  (52) / 10/13/1961
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 210

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The Clippers are considering trading their first-round pick, according to ESPN's Ramona Shelburne.
The team is reportedly "50-50" on whether they want to trade the pick as they would prefer to bring in a veteran presence or create more cap space. The Clippers are viewed as one of the few teams that have a chance to lure Lebron James away from the Heat, so creating as much cap space as possible will be key. Jun 26 - 2:32 PM

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Doc Rivers has been promoted by the LA Clippers to President of Basketball Operations and he will continue to be the team's Head Coach.

Doc was formally the Senior Vice President of Basketball Operations, but that title will now be held by Doc's assistant coach Kevin Eastman, who will now report directly to Doc. Dave Wohl will also step into the GM position for the Clippers after being the teams Director of Professional Scouting last season.
Jun 16 - 7:10 PM

Doc Rivers was fined $25,000 for criticizing the officials following Tuesday's Game 5 loss to the Thunder.

Rivers was upset about a reversed call towards the end of the game and pounded the table in his post-game press conference while saying, ""We were robbed." Rivers didn't back down a day later and added, "I didn't mean that personally, to any official. If it looked like that, I didn't mean that. I was more frustrated with the call." Rivers and his Clippers face an elimination game Thursday night, so while 25 grand is nothing to scoff at, he has bigger fish to fry in the immediate future.
May 15 - 1:16 PM

The NBA's lawyers will reportedly argue that Clippers owner Donald Sterling violated his contractual obligations to the league, providing grounds to force him to sell his franchise.

Sterling may have violated a 'morals clause' by making racist statements in an audio recording published by TMZ, statements which may also have violated an agreement not to "materially and adversely" affect the NBA or any of its teams. Sterling seems prepared to fight the NBA's decisions in court, and the process may not reach a speedy conclusion, but the league is proceeding full-steam with their efforts to pry the Clippers franchise from his grasp.
May 6 - 6:32 PM

The NBA announced on Tuesday that Clippers president Andy Roeser will be taking an indefinite leave of absence from the team, effective immediately.

NBA Executive VP of Communications Mike Bass said the move allows the Clippers an "opportunity for a new CEO to begin on a clean slate and for the team to stabilize under difficult circumstances." The Clippers are quickly distancing themselves from anything associated with the Donald Sterling era, including Roeser who had been team president since 1986 and was initially given the task of running the organization after Sterling's lifetime ban.
Source: Marc Spears
May 6 - 4:00 PM

The NBA's Advisory and Finance committee has "unanimously agreed" to move forward with a process to terminate Donald Sterling's ownership of the Clippers.

The league's commissioner Adam Silver has made his stance known, banning Sterling for life from any association with the NBA and pushing aggressively for the Board of Governors to vote for his ouster as an owner. The legal battle, however, may have just begun. Sterling is preparing to sue the NBA and doesn't seem willing to give up the franchise willingly, even if he's compensated with more than $1 billion in the event of a sale. The Advisory and Finance committee will reconvene next week, at which point more details should be made available.
May 1 - 7:04 PM

Donald Sterling is reportedly prepared to sue the NBA in an effort to block fellow owners from forcing him to sell the Clippers.

Following commissioner Adam Silver's lifetime ban of Sterling on Tuesday, the NBA Board of Governors is preparing to vote to force Sterling to sell his Clippers franchise. This process led an unnamed NBA executive who is close to Sterling to say, "He is not going to sell the team." The unnamed executive also added that Sterling is prepared to file a lawsuit and potentially tie up the future of the team for years. We should see what Sterling's next move is within the next two weeks as the NBA constitution and bylaws give Silver three days to provide Sterling with charges, Sterling five days to respond to the charges, and the Board of Governors 10 days to vote following Sterling's response. It sounds like this situation is about to get even messier than it already was.
May 1 - 11:51 AM

Oprah Winfrey is "considering the possibility" of joining a group to buy the Clippers from owner Donald Sterling.

The NBA's Board of Governors could force the team's sale by a 75 percent vote, at which point a bidding war would likely commence. Magic Johnson may also team up with Guggenheim Partners to vie for the team, which is expected to be valued at more than $1 billion. Early indications are that Sterling's wife will not retain control of the franchise, though his family has been specifically exempted from Sterling's lifetime ban.
Apr 30 - 11:29 AM

Clippers owner Donald Sterling has been fined $2.5 million and suspended for life from having "any association with the Clippers organization, or the NBA."

The decision means that Sterling will never again participate in league activities and it sets the stage for the NBA to wrest away control of the Clippers' franchise, which could be accomplished by a 75 percent vote from the league's owners. It also sends a loud and clear message that Sterling's racist views won't be tolerated by the league or commissioner Adam Silver, and the decision should promote healing for everyone affected by the controversy, including the Clippers' players and head coach Doc Rivers. Moving forward, president Andy Roeser will handle day-to-day business operations.
Apr 29 - 2:19 PM

Doc Rivers canceled team practice on Monday, saying, "I just felt like they needed to breathe."

In the wake of the Donald Sterling audio tape controversy, he also mentioned that he declined to speak with the Clippers' owner. All players were still present at the practice facility, but Doc opted to give his players rest. The NBA also announced on Tuesday that there will be a 2:00 pm EDT press conference on Wednesday regarding punishment for Sterling. Rivers expects the announcement to alleviate "a little bit" of the pressure surrounding the situation.
Apr 28 - 3:21 PM

Doc Rivers was asked about his future with the Clippers on Sunday, to which he replied, "Don't know yet."

The Clippers hired Rivers on a three-year, $21 million contract last summer but he has been candid about the controversy surrounding owner Donald Sterling, which affected his team during a lopsided Game 4 loss to the Warriors. "I don't know if home is a safe haven any more," Rivers said, about returning to L.A. for Game 5. The NBA's ability to censure Sterling for his racist comments is limited to a maximum $2.5 million fine and indefinite suspension, and seizing the Clippers from him may not be feasible, but it's obvious that the team's coach and players are not comfortable winning games to Sterling's benefit.
Apr 28 - 2:19 AM

Adam Silver made a few remarks about Clippers owner Donald Sterling at a press conference on Saturday night and said he's not ready to discuss any potential sanctions against him at this time.

He also said the league will move very quickly, with hopes of having it resolved in a just a few days, in their investigation regarding a tape released earlier on Saturday that contained numerous disturbing and racially insensitive remarks. Silver did say that Sterling has agreed not to attend Sunday's playoff game against the Warriors. This story is far from over and while it will be difficult for the league to remove Sterling as an owner, if the tape is authentic it's hard to see him being a part of the league next season. While there has been talk of the Clippers' players boycotting Sunday's game, it's not happening. But you have to feel for them and Doc Rivers as they prepare for a playoff game amidst all the distractions created by the release of the recording.
Apr 26 - 9:15 PM

Celtics co-owner Wyc Grousbeck said that Doc River left the Celtics and that it was Rivers' idea.

"The moves are just rumored," he said of the Doc Rivers trade. "I mean, Doc left us, period. Doc left us. No spin will take that away. It was his idea and he left, and we made the best of it." Rivers literally left, so the context of the quote is up for debate and the degree of the idea from Rivers to join the Clippers isn't completely clear. He might have been able to stay with the Celtics had he wanted to, but there really hasn't been any evidence to support that claim.
Mon, Jul 8, 2013 09:39:00 AM

Doc Rivers' new job with the Clippers also includes the title of Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations.

We knew that Rivers would have some say in personnel, but this a stronger title than we expected. It's unclear exactly how much say he'll have in building the roster, although we'd guess it's more than he would've had in Boston under GM Danny Ainge. "Doing more than just coaching is appealing, helping build a team. (Boston general manager Danny Ainge) and I did, but Danny did so much of the work," Rivers said Wednesday. "They're going to do the same stuff. But it's nice to have more input. That's something every coach wants."
Thu, Jun 27, 2013 01:00:00 PM

Doc Rivers disputed Danny Ainge's claim that he said he was planning to return as Celtics coach.

Rivers' comment was in relation to a statement Ainge made saying that Rivers had decided to return as Boston's coach, which the now-former Celtics coach says he hadn't told Ainge. Rivers said at the time Ainge made that statement he was considering taking a break from coaching, which he first started thinking about after the Celtics were eliminated from the playoffs by the Knicks. Rivers did say he had decided to return to the Celtics on Sunday after he thought the trade to the Clippers fell apart. After Ainge informed him the team had made the deal after all, Rivers reconsidered the move and decided it was best for all parties. While Rivers' account of things appears to differ pretty significantly from Ainge's version, the one thing that's clear is we're glad this saga is finally over and done.
Wed, Jun 26, 2013 05:29:00 PM

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