December 16, 1988 |
A highly disconsolate Donald T. Sterling stood in the runway leading from the basketball floor to the locker rooms at the L.A. Sports Arena Wednesday night. Like a lot of rich men, Donald Sterling likes to own only the best--fine foreign cars, a place at the beach, tailor-made suits. To that end, he has bought downtown Beverly Hills, good stocks and a company here and there listed on the Big Board.
December 17, 2010
As far as this NFL football-starved fan is concerned, the three beautiful stadium renderings on Thursday's sports page may as well been pictures of a unicorn, the Loch Ness Monster, and Atlantis; all fantasies. How many times must the city populace be teased by the dangling NFL carrot before they abandon hope once again? Note to AEG or the NFL: Put up or shut up; if not, then leave the sensationally delusional ideas and imagery to the movie studios. Mark J. Featherstone Windsor Hills :: It's not crowded enough downtown at LA Live, now these egotistical megalomaniacs want to build an NFL football stadium at this site.
February 20, 1988
As the hapless Clippers wind down another dismal season, Mike Downey's article of last spring, lamenting the team's embarrassing stay in Los Angeles, takes on ever-growing relevance. However, Downey's deft analysis overlooks the problems inherent in team management, and particularly the effect of the enigmatic Donald Sterling, who, in his own uncanny way, has brought discredit to his franchise ever since he bought it from Irv Levin. Sterling represents a glaring departure from the tradition here in which the public perception of the owners and their teams are closely linked.
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May 8, 1996 |
In a continuing exchange of lawsuits and counter-suits, the owner of Oxnard-based KADY-TV is being sued for libel by the former owner of the station, court documents filed Tuesday show. Former owner Donald Sterling filed the libel suit in Ventura County Superior Court, alleging that a press release that KADY President John Huddy issued concerning their legal battles was purposely and maliciously false.
July 5, 2010 |
The long and winding coaching search for the Clippers has reached the final stage. The team will be bringing in the two finalists Tuesday for a final series of interviews, a Clippers official told The Times. The candidates are Dallas Mavericks assistant Dwane Casey and former Chicago Bulls coach Vinny Del Negro. If this all sounds vaguely familiar, well, it is. It's a repeat of the intense contest between the two for the Bulls head coaching spot in 2008. Del Negro won that race and coached the Bulls for two seasons, going 41-41 in each and losing in the first round of the playoffs both times.
June 17, 2013 |
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.
June 3, 2013 |
Though Memphis Coach Lionel Hollins said he was stunned that the Grizzlies had granted him permission to speak with other teams, his representatives Monday began seeking a job for him by calling the Clippers, according to two NBA executives who were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter. Hollins and his agent, Warren LeGarie, wanted Clippers officials to know that Hollins is interested in their opening, one executive said. They were waiting for the Clippers' front office to hear back from owner Donald Sterling before any decisions could be made, the executive said.
June 20, 2013 |
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.
March 12, 2010
I for one could picture Donald Sterling, after finally dumping Mike Dunleavy for good, going to his safe and removing a sealed envelope from beneath the piles and piles of cash not spent on building a more competitive team. On the outside of the envelope is written the words "To be opened in the event of Mike Dunleavy's departure from the Clippers." After carefully opening the envelope and removing a neatly folded piece of paper, Sterling reads the message: "I told you so. Elgin Baylor."
March 9, 1999 |
Owner Donald Sterling, saying he is as baffled as his front office and fans about his Clippers' current state, expressed emotions during an interview Monday that ran from sadness to frustration to disappointment. But he also said he was resolved to stay the course and that he would do so with his current basketball people, General Manager Elgin Baylor and Coach Chris Ford. "I have great fondness for both," he said. Beyond Sterling's frustration is something even more difficult. Confusion.