PLAYA VISTA, CA - DECEMBER 15: Team president Andy Roeser speaks at a press conference introducing Chris Paul as a member of the Los Angeles Clippers on December 15, 2011 at the Los Angeles Clippers Training Center in Playa Vista, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
I shouldn't be surprised. Being a long time Clippers fan, the events over the weekend should not linger like a bitter fruit. But they do. How could a "professional" nba organization employ a high quality GM on a month-to-month basis? How does the rest the FO not realize the value in having a leader with a vision for the organization and keeping that plan going by getting him to sign a long term agreement? I don't fault Olshey for using the Clippers to leverage a better/same deal with the Blazers. A last "screw you Sterling!" for not paying/signing the man up early on. Good for him.
So the question is, will the team search for a new GM? The had a top tier GM on the cheap, do we really think DTS will pay up for another top tier GM? I am with DJ Foster on this, this team will use the 3-header-monster that is Roeser, VDN and Sacks to screw things up going forward. DTS will save some coin...
Here are some links about this whole mess:
Can't make it up: Olshey in, then out with the Clippers - CBSSports.com
Just days after the team announced he was staying, the Los Angeles Clippers and GM Neil Olshey parted ways Monday, and Olshey became the next GM of the Portland Trail Blazers. Can't make this stuff up.
Is losing Olshey as bad as it seems? - Clippers blog : The Orange County Register
At first glance, this seems crippling. The man who assembled the most talented Clippers’ roster in history couldn’t agree to a contract with the organization and will now be working...
Los Angeles Clippers need better coach than Vinny Del Negro - NBA News | FOX Sports on MSN
Los Angeles Clippers need a better coach than Vinny Del Negro Los Angeles Clippers need better coach than Vinny Del Negro
Clippers: Olshey Out, Blazers Next | HOOPSWORLD | Basketball News & NBA Rumors
The Los Angeles Clippers announced on Monday that they have parted ways with Vice President of Basketball Operations Neil Olshey. On Friday the Los Angeles
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Portland Trail Blazers name Neil Olshey GM - ESPN Los Angeles
The Trail Blazers named former Clippers' vice president of basketball operations Neil Olshey general manager Monday night. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Canzano: Neil Olshey stars in Paul Allen's NBA production | OregonLive.com
The Trail Blazers' new general manager has a chance to steal the show in "The Man with the Golden Gut."
There's No Middle Ground With New Blazers GM Neil Olshey - SBNation.com
Neil Olshey won't find stability with the Blazers, but he will have a cache of resources at his disposal in comparison with his time with the Clippers. But what will Portland get in Olshey?
Neil Olshey leaves Clippers for GM job in Portland - latimes.com
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 .
Clippers GM change not expected to change Griffin situation | ProBasketballTalk
Whoever gets brought in to replace Neil Olshey as general manager of the Los Angeles Clippers has one big job — make Chris Paul happy. Paul can leave as a free agent next summer and the GM has to keep him happy and get him to commit to LA.
Ireland, Thompson back in the radio booth - Los Angeles Lakers Blog - ESPN Los Angeles
The Los Angeles Lakers roster could look drastically different next season, but their games will sound just the same on 710 ESPN. The Lakers signed r