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June 1, 2012 | By Broderick Turner
Neil Olshey, the Clippers' vice president of basketball operations who put together one of the most successful teams in the franchise's history, reached an agreement in principle to stay with the Clippers, the team said Friday. No financial details were made available. Olshey had flown to London recently to interview with Portland Trail Blazers owner Paul Allen for their vacant general manager position, his second interview with that team in two years. Olshey had been working without a contract with the Clippers since last August.
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February 8, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
Looking ahead OKLAHOMA CITY AT PORTLAND, 7 p.m. PST Tuesday. TV: NBA TV. Neil Olshey can never get enough credit. The Mike Dunleavy protégé turned the Clippers into big winners and now has built the Portland Trail Blazers into a Western Conference power in only his second season as the team's general manager. New additions Robin Lopez and Mo Williams have bolstered the core of LaMarcus Aldridge, Damian Lillard and Nicolas Batum while making Portland one of the NBA's breakthrough teams.
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November 3, 2012 | By Ben Bolch
PORTLAND, Ore. — For decades, leaving the Clippers was something that could be done with a smile. Neil Olshey made parting ways with the longtime laughingstock a joyless endeavor. Particularly for himself. Olshey fashioned the Clippers into a sail-worthy franchise after eons spent adrift. He orchestrated the most significant trade in team history by acquiring Chris Paul. He also helped assemble a core poised for sustained success, an elusive concept for a franchise that has made the playoffs eight times in its 42-year history.
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October 27, 2013 | By Mike Bresnahan
The latest installment was unveiled in the Steve Nash Injury Watch. It's "very possible" the 39-year-old point guard will sit out the second night of season-opening back-to-back games, Lakers Coach Mike D'Antoni said Sunday. Somewhere you can hear Nash's fantasy value drop. More important to the Lakers is real-life value and what they can squeeze out of him this season, which begins Tuesday against the Clippers and Wednesday at Golden State. Nash looked solid in off-season scrimmages before training camp but since then hadn't completed a full practice because of nagging ankle and neck soreness.
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June 4, 2012 | By Broderick Turner
The Clippers said Monday afternoon that the team has begun a search for a new general manager after Neil Olshey changed direction and bolted to the Portland Trail Blazers to become that team's GM. The Clippers announced that they had mutually agreed to end discussions and part ways with Olshey. On Friday, it looked as if Olshey and the Clippers would remain partners after the team announced that a deal had been reached in principle. Olshey, the team's vice president of basketball operations, never signed that contract with the Clippers.
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March 13, 2012 | By Broderick Turner
Neil Olshey has listened to everyone clamoring for the Clippers to make a move before Thursday's noon (PST) trade deadline in an attempt to stop the team's current slide. The Clippers' vice president of basketball operations has heard from his coaching staff, the team's fans and media, all of them stressing the need to acquire a player in the wake of Chauncey Billups' season-ending Achilles' tendon injury that appears to have shaken the team. Olshey is making and taking phone calls from other general managers.
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June 4, 2012 | By Broderick Turner
Neil Olshey will become the general manager of the Portland Trail Blazers, after he backed out of an agreement in principle to a contract with the Clippers. The Clippers announced Monday afternoon they have mutually agreed to end discussions and part ways with Olshey. Olshey, now the Clippers' former vice president of basketball operations, never signed a new contract with the Clippers. Clippers President Andy Roeser has already begun the search for a general manger to succeed Olshey, the team said Monday.
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November 4, 2012 | By Ben Bolch
Portland Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum after scoring three points on one-for-11 shooting during a 106-92 loss to Oklahoma City: "This is the worst shooting night in my life … and when I don't have my shot, I stop playing. It's my biggest weakness. I've got to work on that. And I have to realize the game is different this year for me. It's not about my contract - I don't care about that - it's about my teammates. If I play good tonight, we win the game. That's on me. " Troy Murphy after signing a one-year contract with the Dallas Mavericks two games into the season: "I haven't practiced or anything.
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January 26, 2011 | By Lisa Dillman
Reporting from Houston ? Clippers vice president of basketball operations Neil Olshey responded with a two-word answer when asked whether he planned on signing a player to a 10-day contract. "Absolutely not," Olshey said of such a signing, despite the sizable void left by Eric Gordon's injury and 24-point scoring average. Gordon has a sprained right wrist and bone chip fracture, which could possibly keep him out of the lineup for four weeks. Additionally, there is no timetable on a return for big man Chris Kaman (bone bruise)
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February 24, 2011 | By Lisa Dillman and Baxter Holmes
Think about the most recent Clippers developments along these lines: This would be a lot like a new family moving into a house and establishing residence, leaving no doubt about ownership. Symbolically speaking, that's what happened Thursday. Baron Davis' name was wiped out with a few brush strokes and replaced by the kids Blake Griffin and Eric Gordon . Those calling the shots with the Clippers talked about the trade of Davis and a 2011 first-round draft pick to Cleveland for guard Mo Williams , 28, and small forward Jamario Moon , 30, in terms of future salary cap flexibility.
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November 10, 2012 | By Ben Bolch
IT'S TIME TO CHANGE AMERICA 1. MIAMI (5-1)     Best home start in franchise history marred by obnoxious player intros. (1) 2. SAN ANTONIO (6-1)    It must be early in season if Gregg Popovich smiles in media session. (3) 3. OKLAHOMA CITY (4-2)    “60 Minutes” looking into whether Harden given 1 hour to accept offer. (2) 4. CLIPPERS (4-2)    These guys would beat Harlem Globetrotters, lose to Washington Generals. (4) YES WE CAN 5. BOSTON (3-3)    Back on the upswing after hitting Shamrock bottom.
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November 4, 2012 | By Ben Bolch
Portland Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum after scoring three points on one-for-11 shooting during a 106-92 loss to Oklahoma City: "This is the worst shooting night in my life … and when I don't have my shot, I stop playing. It's my biggest weakness. I've got to work on that. And I have to realize the game is different this year for me. It's not about my contract - I don't care about that - it's about my teammates. If I play good tonight, we win the game. That's on me. " Troy Murphy after signing a one-year contract with the Dallas Mavericks two games into the season: "I haven't practiced or anything.
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November 3, 2012 | By Ben Bolch
PORTLAND, Ore. — For decades, leaving the Clippers was something that could be done with a smile. Neil Olshey made parting ways with the longtime laughingstock a joyless endeavor. Particularly for himself. Olshey fashioned the Clippers into a sail-worthy franchise after eons spent adrift. He orchestrated the most significant trade in team history by acquiring Chris Paul. He also helped assemble a core poised for sustained success, an elusive concept for a franchise that has made the playoffs eight times in its 42-year history.
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September 4, 2012 | By Ben Bolch
Three months and several candidates later, the Clippers have a vice president of basketball operations. Introductions won't be necessary in the team's Playa Vista offices. The Clippers promoted longtime team executive Gary Sacks on Tuesday to fill the position vacated in June when Neil Olshey departed to become general manager of the Portland Trail Blazers. Sacks is entering his 19th season with the team, having served as director of player personnel for the last two seasons.
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July 10, 2012 | Bill Plaschke
For years, it was an organization defined by a crazy owner, his careless vision and caustic misfortune. For years, even during their rare brushes with success, they were viewed not as an actual basketball team, but as a comedic product of a strange man's obsession, a parlor trick trotted out 82 times a years to entertain family and friends. They were never just "The Clippers," right? They were always, "Donald Sterling's Clippers," with that villainous prefix defining their perception and determining their future.
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June 25, 2012 | By Melissa Rohlin
Venus Williams, a five-time Wimbledon champion, lost in the first round Monday to Elena Vesnina of Russia, 6-1, 6-3. Williams, who is ranked 58th in the world, was able to break Vesnina's serve only once. Vesnina, who is ranked 78th, broke Williams' serve five times. It was Williams' earliest loss since her first Wimbledon appearance 15 years ago. Williams suffers from the autoimmune disease Sjogren's syndrome, which can cause extreme fatigue and joint pain. When asked Monday whether she'll continue to play after the Olympics in London next month, Williams, a seven-time Grand Slam champion, remained optimistic.
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February 8, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
Looking ahead OKLAHOMA CITY AT PORTLAND, 7 p.m. PST Tuesday. TV: NBA TV. Neil Olshey can never get enough credit. The Mike Dunleavy protégé turned the Clippers into big winners and now has built the Portland Trail Blazers into a Western Conference power in only his second season as the team's general manager. New additions Robin Lopez and Mo Williams have bolstered the core of LaMarcus Aldridge, Damian Lillard and Nicolas Batum while making Portland one of the NBA's breakthrough teams.
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March 22, 2011 | By Lisa Dillman
Discrepancies between former Clippers executive Elgin Baylor's previous testimony and his current assertions surfaced Tuesday under cross-examination from Clippers general counsel Robert Platt. This came with Baylor on the stand in his wrongful-termination lawsuit against the team, owner Donald Sterling and executive Andy Roeser in the case being heard at Los Angeles Superior Court. Baylor, 76, is alleging age discrimination and had testified during the trial that Sterling and club President Roeser frequently asked him how much longer he intended to stay on. The Clippers have denied his age discrimination allegations.
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June 22, 2012 | By Broderick Turner
Though no decision is imminent, the Clippers have begun the process of finding a general manager to replace the departed Neil Olshey, according to officials from three NBA teams who were not authorized to speak publicly on the Clippers situation. Clippers President Andy Roeser and Coach Vinny Del Negro have discussed possible GM candidates, but they haven't yet taken anything to owner Donald Sterling. Kiki Vandeweghe, former general manager of the Denver Nuggets and the New Jersey Nets, interviewed with Roeser last week, the officials said.
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June 22, 2012 | By Broderick Turner
Chris Paul, who was at the Clippers' facility Friday to present season-ticket holder Chance Lavitch with keys to a new Jeep Grand Cherokee because he was the half-court shot winner during an April Clippers game at Staples Center, said he still plans on playing on the USA Olympic basketball team. Paul said he especially is looking forward to going to camp next month in Las Vegas with Clippers teammate Blake Griffin. “The last time I played, I was the only member from my team there,” Paul said.
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