Clipper guard Pooh Richardson told the San Francisco Chronicle that he would like to see the Clippers acquire forward Dennis Rodman of the Chicago Bulls.
"He [Rodman] would be a player I wouldn't mind having on my team," Richardson said. "I could deal with different personalities, but I don't know if they [Clippers' management and Coach Bill Fitch] could. I change with the times."
Richardson said the Clippers don't want controversial players like Charles Barkley and Rodman.
"If you can't treat people like men, you can't have a Rodman, you can't have a Barkley," Richardson said. "I think it's the fear of dealing with a [different] personality.
"When you avoid [outspoken players], you're always going to have a mediocre team."
Dallas Maverick assistant coach Donnie Nelson, who will succeed his father, Don, as coach of the Mavericks in the 2000-01 season, said he can't replace the NBA's fourth-winningest active coach.