I have tried to stay away from all things Clipper for the past month or so. Luckily for me, baseball season came around and the Dodgers look really good this year. Even with the allure of May baseball, though, I can't take my mind off of the Clippers. Since about the halfway point of last season (thank FSM it's last season now), it seemed like the general consensus was to get Mike Dunleavy out of here. Even though the Clippers are a completely incompetent organization, we waited. The indicators seemed to be that he would be fired in the offseason, especially with the discontent of the fans at the season ticket holder meeting. However, nothing has happened, and I didn't think it would get this far.
Make no mistake, I don't expect anything from this organization after the debacle that resulted from last year. However, I just never thought that I'd have to see Dunleavy on the sideline anymore. You know that feeling where you fully expect something to happen, but it never does. It's kind of an empty feeling, and it's starting to bother me. I know that this organization will do whatever it takes to make money, but it would seem to me that the way to make money would be to sell tickets and that the way to sell tickets for a struggling team would be to make some kind of gesture to the fans that the team is going in a different direction. The easiest way to do this is to fire the coach, as evidenced by EVERY OTHER TEAM IN THE NBA. However, DTS must have his golden calculator telling him that the way to continue to profit from the Clippers is to hold on to Dunleavy instead of eating his contract.
I know that firing Dunleavy isn't going to solve all of the Clipper problems, but it's a start for an organization that seems to care very little about its fan base. There is just no hope for this team anytime in the near future. At least I had some hope at the beginning of last year with Baron and Camby coming in. Even though my hopes came crashing down like a ton of bricks, it's better to have that feeling than not. This year, I'm resigned to the fact that the team will be another trainwreck that probably won't get to 20 wins. Firing Dunleavy would at least show me that the team wants to go in the right direction. Unfortunately, it seems as if this issue has cooled down and everyone is just accepting the fact the MDsr will be the coach...again.