Clippers Managing Fine Without a GM?
Perhaps the Clippers don’t need a general manager after all.
Or maybe Neil Olshey’s successor already is on the premises.
The Clippers have been one of the NBA’s most active teams this summer, bringing in a half-dozen veteran players — headed by Jamal Crawford, Grant Hill and Lamar Odom — while re-signing Chauncey Billups, and getting Blake Griffin’s signature on a max extension that could keep him a Clipper through 2017-18.
Coach Vinny Del Negro, team president Andy Roeser and director of player personnel Gary Sacks have handled basketball operations since Olshey defected to the Portland Trail Blazers in early June.
At that time, the opinion here, and elsewhere, was that Olshey’s Northwest passage could be a serious blow to the Clippers’ momentum gained from a second-round playoff advance.
Since then, though, they’ve done nothing but move forward.