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April 28, 1990
The Clippers should fire their general manager, Elgin Baylor. How can you fire a coach that has made the Clippers a contender? We all know why the team did not make the playoffs. Injuries! Casey did everything possible he could to win. Don Casey should have been given another chance to prove his knowledge of basketball. Instead, we will have a different coach for the fifth time in seven seasons. ANTHONY CARILLO Temple City
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June 30, 2010 | BILL PLASCHKE
Forget the difficulties of living through the perpetual nightmare of "All My Children" or the eternal horror of "One Life to Live." Neil Olshey, the former soap actor now starring as Clippers general manager, is facing his toughest acting job yet. He has to sell us on Dwane Casey. It's not official yet, but it appears to be happening, Casey soon to be hired as the next coach of the Clippers, a journeyman assistant shoved into a scrum of challenging talent, an anonymous gym rat asked to light up Tinseltown.
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January 26, 1989 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER, Times Staff Writer
Sitting on the couch in his 18th-floor suite of a hotel here just before 1:30 a.m., his feet atop a coffee table, Don Casey is getting philosophical. Having been awake for 16 straight hours has nothing to do with it, either, because he usually runs on only 4 or 5 hours' sleep during basketball season. What is different is that a major event in his life is drawing near.
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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.
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April 23, 1990 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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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.
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May 1, 1990 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER
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."
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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.
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July 12, 1989 | From Associated Press
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.
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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.
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May 25, 1990 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Clippers have called a news conference for today to introduce Mike Schuler as their new coach, sources said Thursday. An assistant with the Golden State Warriors the last 1 1/2 seasons, Schuler, 49, has long been a Clipper favorite. They interviewed him last year when the job went to Don Casey, then the interim coach. When Casey's option was not picked up after this season, Schuler became an immediate candidate.
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May 3, 1990 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mike Fratello, one of the biggest names available, on Wednesday became the first person to meet with both owner Donald T. Sterling and General Manager Elgin Baylor regarding the Clippers' coaching vacancy. Fratello, who announced days after the conclusion of the regular season that he would not seek a new contract to continue as coach of the Atlanta Hawks, could not be reached for comment. But it is believed the Clippers consider him a leading candidate to replace Don Casey.
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May 1, 1990 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER
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."
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April 28, 1990
The Clippers should fire their general manager, Elgin Baylor. How can you fire a coach that has made the Clippers a contender? We all know why the team did not make the playoffs. Injuries! Casey did everything possible he could to win. Don Casey should have been given another chance to prove his knowledge of basketball. Instead, we will have a different coach for the fifth time in seven seasons. ANTHONY CARILLO Temple City
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April 23, 1990 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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April 22, 1990 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The end of the Clipper season came Saturday night, with the end of the Clipper coach's tenure expected today. Though no one will comment officially, all indications are that Don Casey's 1 1/2-season run will be terminated during an afternoon meeting with General Manager Elgin Baylor. Technically, it will not be a firing since the Clippers hold only an option on Casey's services for next season. "It doesn't look good," one source said.
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April 28, 1989 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER
Don Casey will return from New Jersey today without getting the job to coach at Rider College but apparently in position to land a spot with the Clippers, albeit not the one he wants. Officials at Rider, the 3,000-enrollment Division I school in Lawrenceville, N.J., have scheduled a news conference for today and are expected to name Kevin Bannon of Trenton State in New Jersey as the new coach. He replaces John Carpenter, who retired after 23 years but will remain as athletic director.
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July 7, 1989 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER
The Clippers' list of coaching candidates was reduced by one Thursday when Mike Schuler, who 24 hours earlier had interviewed for the job, joined the Golden State Warriors as an assistant coach. Schuler, who coached the Portland Trail Blazers for 2 1/2 seasons before being fired Feb. 18, spent about seven hours in Los Angeles Wednesday with Clipper General Manager Elgin Baylor and owner Donald T. Sterling.
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March 3, 1990 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
All but two Clipper players, who at this time last year made Don Casey their overwhelming choice to become coach, met with owner Donald T. Sterling about three weeks ago and asked that Casey be fired. "That was one of the things we talked about," one player said Friday. Casey is expected to coach the Clippers at least for their final 26 games, beginning tonight against the Indiana Pacers at Market Square Arena.
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January 25, 1990 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Maybe Don Casey knows exactly what he's saying. Maybe he is trying to soften the blow for his players, trying to find some reason for a stagnant offense, other than a stagnant offense. The injury to Ron Harper is a good explanation. The Clipper players, however, don't go for their coach's reasoning. They will take the harsh reality of a 106-98 loss to the San Antonio Spurs at HemisFair Arena.
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