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November 25, 2009 | T.J. Simers
Donald Sterling talks publicly about as often as his team wins, the last time sitting down here nearly two years ago -- his remarks igniting a firestorm between Clippers owner and his own coach, Mike Dunleavy. Dunleavy challenged Sterling to dismiss him if not pleased with his work, while going on to say at the time, "I'm totally willing to be the guy on the line; just let me do it. You put the trust in me, gave me the contract, so let me do what I want to do and if it doesn't work out, it's all on me."
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February 13, 2014 | BILL DWYRE
This city's NBA fans are being jarred out of their comfort zone. Part of it is that we have lived so long and so happily with the Laker Show. Magic and Showtime became our birthright. We assumed there would always be another Magic, and we assumed right. His name was Kobe. No second name needed, here or anywhere. Part of that comfort zone was also the other guys. We're a big city, after all. Why not have two teams, one real and the other fodder for Hollywood and our comedy clubs.
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January 17, 2010 | Bill Plaschke
Yeah, there's a curse. His name is Donald Sterling. You've believed it, I've believed it, but the idea of a single ominous factor fueling the 26 seasons of Clippers disaster grew even deeper roots Friday when a noted basketball witch doctor pointed his bony finger. Now, even Phil Jackson believes it. "I come from a generation that believed in karma," the Lakers coach said last week when asked about the Clippers' problems. "I do think there is karma in effect ultimately."
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June 28, 2013
A coach goes from the Boston Celtics to the Los Angeles Clippers? Is that an earthquake? No, it's Red Auerbach turning over in his grave. Jon White Monrovia :: One can only hope that Doc Rivers coaches well enough to keep Chris Paul happy. The lunatics have indeed taken over the asylum. Jack Kenna Whittier :: Riddle me this: How many NBA championships did Rivers coach after Tom Thibodeau departed for Chicago? The answer is zero. I want to be at the table when Donald Sterling writes that check for a coach each month.
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January 15, 2011 | By Mark Heisler
Sterling is asked for opinion, unloads More tough love from Clippers owner Donald T. Sterling : If you can't tell from the results, Sterling is a demanding boss who can target bigger game than Baron Davis . ? Like Commissioner David Stern , the boss of bosses. Three sources describe an exchange in an owners meeting in Las Vegas a year or so ago: Sterling: You don't want to hear what I have to say. Stern. Yes, we do. Sterling. No you don't.
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May 24, 2013
Donald Sterling might be considered by some the worst owner in the history of professional sports, but it sure is refreshing to hear someone admit that in the NBA the inmates really do run the asylum. Richard Johnson Los Angeles :: Broderick Turner writes: "Front office to compile a list of coaching candidates, vet them, narrow the list down and then give the names to owner Donald Sterling. " Why not save time and just give the names to Chris Paul? Jack Wishard Los Angeles :: Three questions: (1)
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April 15, 1990 | MARK HEISLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's Roseanne Barr night! At a prime courtside seat in the Sports Arena, in which she has been preceded by Jack Nicholson, Wilt Chamberlain, Michael Douglas, Orel Hershiser, Alan Thicke, Boom Boom Mancini, Craig T. Nelson, Bruce McNall and Al Davis--to name a few--the famed comedienne and her family sit, watching the Clippers and Seattle Supersonics. To her left, her host, Donald T. Sterling, sits in warmups and gathering gloom. His Clippers are sinking once more.
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June 3, 2013 | By Broderick Turner
Although Memphis Coach Lionel Hollins told a radio station he was stunned the Grizzlies granted him permission to speak with other teams, his representatives called the Clippers on Monday to let them know he was interested in their head-coaching job, according to two NBA executives who were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter. Hollins and his agent, Warren LeGarie, are waiting for the Clippers' front office to hear back from owner Donald Sterling, one of the executives said.
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May 28, 2013 | Bill Dwyre
The firing of Vinny Del Negro remains troublesome. The obvious involvement of Chris Paul remains perplexing. Both are class people, the kind with whom you'd enjoy sharing dinner and talking about books and family. Both worked hard for an entire season and, collectively, fell short of their goal. The Clippers' first-round loss to Memphis in the NBA playoffs didn't cut it for either. But clearly the player had all the leverage over the coach. Clippers owner Donald Sterling did everything but confirm that scenario when he told The Times' T.J. Simers that "you have to keep the players happy.
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July 21, 2007
The Phillies' 10,000 losses are even more remarkable when one considers that Donald Sterling has never owned the franchise. JACK WOLF Westwood
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June 22, 2013 | By Broderick Turner
The Clippers had conversations with Byron Scott and Brian Shaw on the parameters of a contract after both met with owner Donald Sterling this week, and the team initiated more talks with Scott's representatives on Saturday. NBA executives who were not authorized to speak publicly on the negotiations confirmed the talks had taken place. Scott had dinner with Sterling on Tuesday night, and it was then they first began talking about a contract, according to the executives, who also said talks with Scott have been ongoing.
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June 22, 2013 | By Broderick Turner
The Clippers had conversations on the parameters of a contract with both Byron Scott and Brian Shaw after both met with owner Donald Sterling this week, but the team initiated more talks with Scott's representatives Friday night in an attempt to push things along. NBA executives who were not authorized to speak publicly on the negotiations confirmed that the latest talks had taken place. Scott had dinner with Sterling on Tuesday night, and it was then that they first began talking about a contract, the executives said.
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June 21, 2013 | BILL PLASCHKE
It was the summer when a good NBA team was bold enough to become a great one. It was 1999, and the team was led by two stars who had carried it to three consecutive playoff appearances. But each time it had fallen short of the NBA Finals and been swept out of the postseason in consecutive years. It was time for a change. The two stars needed more than a new head coach; they needed a championship role model. They needed someone who could flash a coaching ring, pull out a deep playing resume, prove he was smarter than them.
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June 20, 2013 | By Chris Foster
The Clippers are trying to work a trade to land Boston Celtics ' Coach Doc Rivers. It's unusual, but it rates a distance second with other franchises. Trading for a coach? Sure, hardly a run-of-the mill deal. But how about swapping owners? The Celtics and Clippers pulled that off in 1978. John Y. Brown, owner of the financially strapped Buffalo Braves, worked a deal with Celtics owner Iran Irvin to swap teams. Brown wanted out of Buffalo -- who wouldn't? -- and Levin, a California businessman, wanted to own a team in his state.
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June 19, 2013 | By Broderick Turner
The saga between the Clippers and the Boston Celtics continued, with the two teams resuming negotiations Wednesday on a deal that was supposedly dead one day, came back to life another day but was unable to be completed by the end of the day. The Clippers and Celtics had broken off talks Tuesday but started conversations again on a deal that centered on Coach Doc Rivers and All-Star forward Kevin Garnett coming to L.A., said league officials who...
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June 19, 2013 | By Broderick Turner
When Byron Scott met with Clippers owner Donald Sterling Tuesday night for dinner to talk about the team's coaching vacancy, league officials said the meeting between the two was “really good.” Scott had met with the Clippers' front office last week to pitch his case on why he should be the team's next head coach. He had his first face-to-face meeting with Sterling Tuesday. Scott, the former coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers, New Orleans Hornets and New Jersey Nets, wasn't offered the job by Sterling, the officials said.
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July 15, 2006
Was there a public ceremony when Philip Anschutz took over from Donald Sterling as the worst local owner of a pro sports team or was the torch passed privately in one of Staples Center's suites? ROBIN MACMIN El Segundo
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July 30, 1994
Judging by the similar ways that they operate their franchises, Donald Sterling, Georgia Frontiere and Jackie Autry must be comparing notes over lunch these days. On second thought, that couldn't be true. None of them would ever pick up the luncheon check. JOE McCARTHY Irvine
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June 17, 2013 | By Broderick Turner
Talks between the Clippers and Boston Celtics about a possible mega-deal that would send Coach Doc Rivers and forward Kevin Garnett to L.A. again have reached an impasse, according to several NBA executives who were not authorized to speak publicly. And again, the Clippers are saying they're prepared to move on if they can't hire Rivers, and are looking to continue conversations with candidates Brian Shaw and Byron Scott this week, the executives said. Shaw, associate head coach of the Indiana Pacers, on Tuesday is scheduled to meet for the second time with the Denver Nuggets about their head-coaching vacancy, one NBA executive said.
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June 17, 2013 | By Broderick Turner
The melodrama created by the Clippers and Boston Celtics continued Monday, with no apparent end yet in sight. The main characters are Boston Coach Doc Rivers and All-Star forward Kevin Garnett, trying to get to the Clippers as a duo. The men calling the shots - Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge and Clippers vice president of basketball operations Gary Sacks - can't seem to reach agreement on a mutually satisfactory deal....
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