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November 16, 2006 | Jason Reid
The Clippers were off Wednesday and are scheduled to return to practice today at the Spectrum Club in El Segundo. Coach Mike Dunleavy gave the team a rare day off after Tuesday's 112-90 loss to the Utah Jazz at the Delta Center. The Clippers have lost both their road games but have won all five games at home. The team next plays the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday at Staples Center.
October 8, 1990 | MARK HEISLER
Laker rookie Tony Smith flew home Sunday, where he will undergo tests for an irregular heartbeat. The Lakers continued practicing twice a day. Coach Mike Dunleavy was asked about the new rule against hard fouling. "The (Charles) Barkley rule?" he said, laughing. "We're not going to coach it, so it won't be a problem. Detroit might have a problem, though."
Where do basketball players go to celebrate the signing of their first NBA contract? No, not Disneyland. Many of them make tracks to a tailor. Some players are just too tall to wear off-the-rack menswear--suits, jackets, pants--typically designed to fit men 6 feet, 3 inches and shorter. Others may be able to find a suit jacket that will fit, but the matching pants will be too large. So most NBA players are only too happy to indulge in custom-made clothing. And why not? Suit prices may start at about $1,000, but the average NBA salary is $1.33 million.
October 5, 1990 | MARK HEISLER
Vlade Divac unofficially becomes the starting center today as the Lakers open training camp. Coach Mike Dunleavy says he will begin with a tentative lineup of Divac, replacing Mychal Thompson at center, plus four holdover starters: Magic Johnson, James Worthy, Byron Scott and A.C. Green. Thompson will come off the bench with Sam Perkins, Terry Teagle and Larry Drew.
October 31, 1990 | MARK HEISLER
The Lakers waived free-agent rookie Keith Smith, a guard from the University of California, reducing their roster to 13 Tuesday. One more player must be cut by Thursday. Coach Mike Dunleavy will choose between veteran forward Tony Brown, free-agent rookie forward Irving Thomas and guard Tony Smith, a second-round draft choice. Keith Smith played in three exhibitions, games, making four of six shots. The Lakers will open the season Saturday against the Spurs at San Antonio.
April 24, 2001 | MARK HEISLER
Coach Mike Dunleavy held a film session for his Trail Blazers, then gave them the day off. "Our starters played big minutes," he said. "A day off would be better after watching film, talking about the game, getting our minds ready for a good hard practice tomorrow." * The Trail Blazers can live with the 52 points they allowed to Shaquille O'Neal and Bryant, who average a combined 59.
January 14, 2009 | Lisa Dillman
VS. ATLANTA Time: 7:30. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket; Radio: 710. Where: Staples Center. Records: Clippers 8-29, Hawks 22-15. Record vs. Hawks (2007-08): 1-1. Update: Zach Randolph (bruised left knee) has been suffering from a virus the last three days, Clippers Coach Mike Dunleavy said, which has put him a little more behind schedule. It appears Baron Davis (bruised tailbone) will get back in the lineup faster than Randolph, possibly by next week.
March 14, 2009
What is Clippers Coach Mike Dunleavy telling his players when he calls a timeout in the closing minutes of any close game? Obviously, he must not be outlining a play that they can understand because when the team comes out after one of those timeouts, no discernible play is executed. Remember the great win the Clippers had over Boston a few weeks ago? Dunleavy ran out of timeouts with over a minute to go in that game and was unable to mess up his players' ability to win that game. Dunleavy overcoaches.
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