April 23, 1990 |
The revolving coach's door at the Sports Arena tossed out another one Sunday, when Don Casey was told he would not have his option picked up, meaning 1990-91 will bring the team's fifth floor leader in seven seasons in Los Angeles. Casey lasted 1 1/2 seasons, the same as predecessor Gene Shue, and went 41-85, including 30-52 in the campaign that ended Saturday with a 125-115 loss to the Lakers.
April 25, 1989
Don Casey had an uneventful meeting with officials at Rider College and will return to Los Angeles later this week to meet with Clipper management in hopes of being made permanent coach. Casey, who is under contract to the Clippers through July 1, spent approximately eight hours with administrators and athletic department representatives. He said no job offer was made.
May 1, 1990 |
Former Clipper coach Don Casey interviewed Monday for the coaching position at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Casey was asked by Athletic Director Steve Bilsky to stay in town for additional meetings. "I think it went well," Casey said. "I sense a little apprehension on their part because I've been out of the college game for eight years, where would I get my assistants, things like that, so we have to alleviate that. But it's interesting."
July 24, 1990
Don Casey, fired as coach of the Clippers after last season, was hired Monday as an assistant by the Boston Celtics. Casey joins the staff of Chris Ford, a former Celtic assistant who was named coach after Jimmy Rodgers was fired following the season. Casey, 53, replaced Gene Shue as the Clippers' coach on Jan. 19, 1989, and served until the end of last season. The Clippers were 41-85 under Casey, including 30-52 last season, when they finished sixth in the Pacific Division.
July 12, 1989 |
Don Casey, who became the interim head coach of the Los Angeles Clippers Jan. 19, will be the head coach of the NBA team during the 1989-90 season, it was announced today. Casey, 52, was an assistant coach for the Clippers when he was made interim head coach, replacing the fired Gene Shue. Casey signed a one-year contract plus an option year, the team said. "It was a unanimous decision," Clippers General Manager Elgin Baylor said in a team press release.
January 26, 1989
The job of coaching the Clippers, which now belongs to Don Casey, has never been one for longevity. Just ask Gene Shue, who was fired last week, midway through his 3-year guaranteed contract in his second go-round with the club. The list is not very long, but consider that the Clippers are now on their fifth coach, after their sixth change, since moving from Buffalo, N.Y., to San Diego before the 1978-79 season.