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Encyclopedia > Los Angeles Clippers
Los Angeles Clippers
Conference Western Conference
Division Pacific Division
Founded 1970
History Buffalo Braves
1970-1978
San Diego Clippers
1978-1984
Los Angeles Clippers
1984-present
Arena Staples Center
City Los Angeles, California
Team Colors Red, White, and Blue
Owner Donald Sterling
General Manager {{{General Manager}}}
Head Coach Mike Dunleavy Sr.
NBA D-League Affiliate Anaheim Arsenal
Championships 0
Conference Titles 0
Division Titles 0

The Los Angeles Clippers are a professional basketball team based in Los Angeles, California. They play in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The club's home games are played at the Staples Center, which they share with the Los Angeles Lakers. The Clippers, as with the Lakers, play in the NBA Western Conference's Pacific Division. Look up clipper in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Image File history File links Los_Angeles_Clippers_logo. ... The Western Conference of the National Basketball Association is made up of fifteen teams, and organized in three divisions of five teams each. ... The Pacific Division is a division in the Western Conference of the NBA. The current divisions have been active since the start of the 04-05 season. ... Year 1970 ([[Rf 1970 == January 1 - The Unix epoch begins at 00:00:00 UTC January 2 - The last studio performance of The Beatles oman numerals|MCMLXX]]) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Staples Center is a multipurpose sports arena in Downtown Los Angeles, California adjacent to the LA Live development. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... Donald T. Sterling is a real estate mogul and the current owner of the National Basketball Associations Los Angeles Clippers. ... Michael Joseph Dunleavy Sr. ... The National Basketball Association Development League, more commonly known as the NBA Development League, NBA D-League, or just D-League, is the NBAs officially sponsored and operated developmental basketball organization. ... The Anaheim Arsenal have joined the NBA D-League as an expansion team for the 2006-2007 season. ... This article is about the sport. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... NBA redirects here. ... Staples Center is a multipurpose sports arena in Downtown Los Angeles, California adjacent to the LA Live development. ... The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in Los Angeles, California. ... The Pacific Division is a division in the Western Conference of the NBA. The current divisions have been active since the start of the 04-05 season. ...

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Franchise history

The Clippers began in 1970 as the Buffalo Braves. They were one of three franchises that joined the NBA in the 1970-71 season; the others were the Portland Trail Blazers and Cleveland Cavaliers. Year 1970 ([[Rf 1970 == January 1 - The Unix epoch begins at 00:00:00 UTC January 2 - The last studio performance of The Beatles oman numerals|MCMLXX]]) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Location of Buffalo in New York State County Government  - Mayor Byron Brown (D) Area  - City 52. ... NBA redirects here. ... The 1970-71 NBA Season was the 25th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The Portland Trail Blazers are a professional basketball team based in Portland, Oregon. ... The Cleveland Cavaliers (also known as the Cavs) are a professional basketball team based in Cleveland, Ohio. ...


The Buffalo years (1970-78)

The Braves, in their eight seasons in Buffalo, played their home games at the Buffalo Memorial Auditorium, sharing the arena with another new franchise, the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League, who also debuted in 1970. The team's first head coach was Hall of Famer Dolph Schayes, the franchise's first star players were Bob Kauffman and Don May, who were acquired in the expansion draft. As typical of first-year expansion teams, the Braves finished with a dismal record, going 22-60, seven games ahead of expansion-mate Cleveland, which finished its season at 15-67. Kauffman, who averaged 4.3 points per game the previous year with the Chicago Bulls, led Buffalo in scoring with 20.4 points per game and earned a spot on the 1971 NBA Eastern Conference All-Star team. Buffalo Memorial Auditorium (also known as The Aud) is an indoor arena in downtown Buffalo, New York. ... The Buffalo Sabres are a professional ice hockey team based in Buffalo, New York. ... NHL redirects here. ... The head coach in sports coaching is the coach who is in charge of the other coaches. ... Basketball Hall of Fame Logo The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame honors players who have shown exceptional skill at basketball, all-time great coaches and referees, and other major contributors to the game. ... Adolph Schayes (known as Dolph Schayes) (born May 19, 1928 in New York, New York) was a professional basketball player and coach in the NBA. He played his college basketball at New York University 1944-48. ... An expansion draft, in professional sports, occurs when a sports league decides to create one or more new expansion teams or franchises. ... The Chicago Bulls are a professional basketball team based in Chicago, Illinois. ...


The Braves repeated their 22-60 record in the following 1971-72 season, but did make good acquisitions that would make the club better. Buffalo drafted center Elmore Smith from Kentucky State University, and local favorite Randy Smith, from Buffalo State College. Schayes was replaced one game into the season with John McCarthy as the team's head coach. The team did not do much better in the 1972-73 season, as they went 21-61 under new head coach, Dr. Jack Ramsay. The Braves' big move that season was drafting forward/center Bob McAdoo, from North Carolina. The team finally made its first playoff appearance in 1973-74, where they faced the Boston Celtics in the first round and lost in six games. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Elmore Smith (born May 9, 1949 in Macon, Georgia) is a retired American basketball player. ... Kentucky State logo Kentucky State University (KSU, or less commonly, KYSU, to differentiate from Kansas State University) is a four-year institution of higher learning, located in Frankfort, Kentucky, the states capital. ... Randolph Randy Smith (born December 12, 1948 in Bellport, New York) is a former professional basketball player who set the NBA record for consecutive games played. ... Buffalo State College, often referred to colloquially as Buff State, is a public, liberal arts college in Buffalo, New York and is part of the State University of New York. ... Dr. John T. Ramsay (born February 21, 1925 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a former professional basketball coach in the National Basketball Association. ... Robert Allen Bob McAdoo (born September 25, 1951 in Greensboro, North Carolina) is a former professional basketball player who spent his fourteen-season career between the center and power forward positions in the National Basketball Association. ... The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a public, coeducational, research university located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States. ... The 1973-74 NBA Season was the 28th season of the National Basketball Association. ...


In 1974-75 Bob McAdoo was awarded the NBA Most Valuable Player Award, averaging 34.5 points, 14.1 rebounds and 2.12 blocks per game, while shooting 51.2 percent from the field and 80.5 percent from the free-throw line. The Braves made a trip to the playoffs in the 1974-75 season and again during the 1975-76 season, which would be one of their last in Buffalo. The 1974-75 NBA Season was the 29th season of the National Basketball Association. ... Robert Allen Bob McAdoo (born September 25, 1951 in Greensboro, North Carolina) is a former professional basketball player who spent his fourteen-season career between the center and power forward positions in the National Basketball Association. ... The 1975-76 NBA Season was the 30th season of the National Basketball Association. ...


By the summer of 1976, the team's founding owner Paul Snyder was doing all he could to sell the team. The June 15, 1976 issue of Buffalo's Courier-Express blasted the headline "Braves Go to Florida, Leaving 'Hockey Town'". Snyder had a handshake deal to sell the team to Mr. and Mrs. Irving Cowan, who would move the Braves to Hollywood, Florida, yet the City of Buffalo filed a $10 million damage suit to block the move. The sale eventually fell through and the Braves and the city signed a new 15 year Memorial Auditorium lease in July with a provision that the lease could be voided if the team did not sell 5,000 season tickets in any season. Later that summer Snyder finally sold 50 percent of the franchise to businessman John Y. Brown, Jr., who had previously owned the Kentucky Colonels of the American Basketball Association. Brown later acquired the remaining half from Snyder sometime in the 1976-77 season. Brown, in turn, sold a percentage of the team to another businessman, Harry Mangurian, who later went on to own a portion of the Boston Celtics in the 1980s. However, a provision in the transaction stipulated that if Brown sold the contract of any Braves player, then the money would go to Snyder and the purchase price would be reduced. This subsequently occurred when the Braves sent McAdoo to the New York Knicks for players and cash midway through the 1976-77 season. Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 166th day of the year (167th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... John Young Brown Jr. ... Kentucky Colonels Logo This article is about a professional basketball team. ... For the league that began in 1999, see American Basketball Association (2000-). The American Basketball Association (ABA) was a professional basketball league founded in 1967, and eventually merged, in part, with the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The 1976-77 NBA Season was the 31st season of the National Basketball Association. ... The Boston Celtics are a professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ... “Knicks” redirects here. ...


Because of the team's poor play in its final two years (30-52 in 1976-77 and 27-55 in 1977-78), along with rumors of the franchise relocating because of low season ticket sales, John Y. Brown met with the then-owner of the Celtics, Irv Levin and negotiated a deal in which the owners would swap franchises, in which Brown would take control of the Celtics and Levin would get the Braves. Levin was a California businessman, and wanted to own an NBA team in his native state. The deal was brokered by David Stern, the general counsel for the NBA who later became the league's commissioner in 1984. Following what would be the final season in western New York, the NBA owners voted 21-1 to let the Braves relocate. They moved to San Diego, California after the 1977-78 season, and became the San Diego Clippers. The 1977-78 NBA Season was the 32nd season of the National Basketball Association. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... For other persons named David Stern, see David Stern (disambiguation). ... This article is about the year. ... San Diego redirects here. ...


The San Diego years (1978-84)

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San Diego Clippers logo.

In the team's first season in San Diego, the Clippers posted a winning record, going 43-39, under new head coach Gene Shue. However, that record was not good enough to advance them to the post-season, finishing two games out of the final playoff spot. As it turned out, it would be the Clippers' last winning season for 13 years. It was also in that first season in Southern California that long-time announcer Ralph Lawler began his association with the club. Randy Smith had another solid season, averaging 20.5 points per game, finishing second behind World B. Free, who was acquired in the offseason from the Philadelphia 76ers. Free finished second overall in NBA scoring average, with 28.8 per game, while George Gervin of the San Antonio Spurs had a 29.6 average. San Diego Clippers logo, claiming fair use This work is copyrighted. ... San Diego Clippers logo, claiming fair use This work is copyrighted. ... Eugene William Gene Shue (born December 18, 1931 in Baltimore, Maryland) is a former professional basketball player and coach. ... Ralph Lawler (born 1938 in Peoria, Illinois) is the television and radio voice of the National Basketball Associations Los Angeles Clippers. ... World B. Free (born Lloyd B. Free on December 9, 1953 in Savannah, Georgia) is a former professional basketball player who played in the NBA from 1975-1988. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... George Gervin (born April 27, 1952 in Detroit, Michigan) is a former professional basketball player, a shooting guard for the American Basketball Associations (ABA) Virginia Squires and San Antonio Spurs and the National Basketball Associations (NBA) San Antonio Spurs and Chicago Bulls. ... The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ...


The 1979-80 season was not much better, as the Clippers began to struggle, but not before they brought in San Diego native, center Bill Walton, who was two years removed from an NBA championship with the Trail Blazers. Walton was not much of an impact unfortunately, due to missing 68 games because of foot injuries, which he also suffered in his final years in Portland. San Diego managed to finish with a record of 37-45, despite the fact that many of their key players missed games due to injuries. Free continued his great scoring, again finishing second in league scoring, with 30.2 PPG. Paul Silas replaced Shue the following season, and the Clippers finished with a 36-46 record, once again missing the postseason. Walton missed the entire season once again due to chronic foot injuries. Free was traded to the Golden State Warriors in exchange for guard Phil Smith. The 1979-80 NBA Season was the 34th season of the National Basketball Association. ... William Theodore Walton III, better known as Bill Walton (born November 5, 1952), is a former American basketball player and current television sportscaster. ... Paul Theron Silas (born July 12, 1943 in Prescott, Arizona) is a former professional basketball player and coach. ... The Golden State Warriors are a professional basketball team based in Oakland, California. ...


The 1981-82 season brought more changes to the Clipper franchise as Irv Levin sold the team to Los Angeles-area real estate developer and attorney Donald Sterling for $20 million. The Clippers' poor play in their final years in San Diego resulted in poor attendance with the team averaging only 4,500 fans per game. Sterling subsequently lobbied the NBA to relocate the team to his native Los Angeles. The 1981-82 NBA Season was the 36th season of the National Basketball Association. ... Donald T. Sterling is a real estate mogul and the current owner of the National Basketball Associations Los Angeles Clippers. ... USD redirects here. ...


The Los Angeles years (1984-present)

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In 1984, the Clippers moved to Los Angeles, California, playing in the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena. The Clippers, under head coach Jim Lynam (and later Don Chaney) and new acquisitions Marques Johnson, Junior Bridgeman, and Harvey Catchings (all acquired via trade from the Milwaukee Bucks), finished with a disappointing 31-51 record in the first season in the City of Angels. Image File history File links LAClippers5. ... Image File history File links LAClippers5. ... This article is about the year. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... The Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena is an indoor arena in Los Angeles, California. ... Jim Lynam (born September 15, 1941 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American former college and professional basketball coach. ... Donald R. Chaney (born March 22, 1946 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana) is a former pro basketball player and coach. ... Marques Kevin Johnson (born February 6, 1956 in Nachitoches, Louisiana) is a former professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association, playing for the Milwaukee Bucks (1977-84), Los Angeles Clippers (1984-87), and Golden State Warriors (1989-90). ... Ulysses Lee Junior Bridgeman (born September 17, 1953 in East Chicago, Indiana) is a retired American basketball player. ... Harvey Lee Catchings (born September 2, 1951, in Jackson, Mississippi) is an American former professional basketball player in the NBA. He is probably most well known for mistakenly knocking the ball into his teams own basket while a player for the Milwaukee Bucks in a game against the Atlanta... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


The Clippers were mired in futility for the next seven seasons, including a 12-70 record in the 1986-87 season, at the time the second-worst single-season record in NBA history (narrowly avoiding the all-time worst record of 9-73 set by the Philadelphia 76ers in 1972-73). That particular season was filled with injuries to both Marques Johnson and guard Norm Nixon, who missed most, if not the whole, season. Nixon's injury was particularly frustrating, not happening on the court, but during a softball game in New York's Central Park. That season also brought in Hall of Famer Elgin Baylor as the team's vice president and general manager of basketball operations, a post he currently holds. In the 1989-90 season, Baylor made a trade with the Cleveland Cavaliers that brought Ron Harper, a rising star guard, in exchange for forward Danny Ferry (who refused to play for the Clippers) and swingman Reggie Williams. That move, along with the 1987 NBA Draft of Ken Norman from the University of Illinois, the 1988 draftings of University of Kansas forward Danny Manning and Charles Smith from the University of Pittsburgh (Smith was acquired from Philadelphia in exchange for the draft rights of guard Hersey Hawkins), and the 1990 NBA Draft of Loy Vaught from the University of Michigan formed a nucleus that made the franchise a playoff contender. The 1986-87 NBA Season was the 41st season of the National Basketball Association. ... Norm Nixon Norman Ellard Nixon (born October 11, 1955 in Macon, Georgia) is a former professional basketball player for the National Basketball Association, who spent ten seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers and the San Diego/Los Angeles Clippers. ... Soft ball is also a sugar stage Softball is a team sport popular around the world but especially in the United States. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Central Park is a large public, urban park (843 acres, 3. ... Elgin Gay Baylor (born September 16, 1934 in Washington, D.C.) is an American former basketball forward. ... The 1989-90 NBA Season was the 44th season of the National Basketball Association. ... Ronald Harper (born January 20, 1964 in Dayton, Ohio) is a former professional basketball player whose career spanned from 1986 to 2001 with four teams in the National Basketball Association. ... Daniel John Willard Danny Ferry (born October 17, 1966 in Hyattsville, Maryland) is a former pro basketball player and current General Manager of the Cleveland Cavaliers. ... Reggie Silk Williams (born March 5, 1964 in Baltimore, Maryland) is a former professional basketball player. ... The 1987 NBA Draft took place on 22 June 1987 in New York City, New York. ... Kenneth Darnel Norman (born September 5, 1964, in Chicago, Illinois) is an American former professional basketball player who was selected 19th overall by the Los Angeles Clippers of the 1987 NBA Draft. ... A Corner of Main Quad The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC, U of I, or simply Illinois), is the oldest, largest, and most prestigious campus in the University of Illinois system. ... The 1988 NBA Draft took place on 28 June 1988 in New York City, New York. ... The University of Kansas (often referred to as KU) is an institution of higher learning in Lawrence, Kansas. ... Daniel Ricardo Manning (born May 17, 1966 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi) is a former professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association. ... Charles Daniel Smith (born July 16, 1965 in Bridgeport, Connecticut) is a former professional basketball player in the NBA. As a college player, Smith was named Big East Player of the Year. ... The University of Pittsburgh, commonly referred to as Pitt, is a state-related, doctoral/research university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. ... Hersey R. Hawkins, Jr. ... 1990 NBA Draft - 27 June 1990 - New York City, New York Derrick Coleman 1. ... Loy Vaught (born February 27, 1968 in Grand Rapids, Michigan) was a basketball center. ... The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (U of M, UM or simply Michigan) is a coeducational public research university in the state of Michigan, and one of the foremost universities in the United States. ...


Midway through the 1991-92 season, the Clippers made yet another coaching change, but this one worked out in their favor. Larry Brown, who was fired by the Spurs weeks before, was hired as the team's head coach in late January 1992. He replaced Mike Schuler, who had led the team to a 22-25 record before his firing. Brown finished the season with a 23-12 mark, for an overall record of 45-37. It was the franchise's first winning season in 13 years (their first in Los Angeles). The Clippers advanced to the playoffs for the first time in 16 years (since they were still in Buffalo), but were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs by the Utah Jazz, 3-2. Due to the late April 1992 Los Angeles riots, game 4 of their series was moved to the Anaheim Convention Center, and the Clippers won that game. The Clippers returned to the playoffs again in the 1992-93 season with a 41-41 regular season record, and again lost in five games in the first round, this time to the Houston Rockets. The 1991-92 NBA Season was the 46th season of the National Basketball Association. ... Larry Brown For other people of the same name, see Larry Brown (disambiguation). ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... Mike Schuler is a former head coach in the National Basketball Association. ... The Utah Jazz is a professional basketball team based in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... For other uses, see Los Angeles riots (disambiguation). ... Anaheim Convention Center is a major convention center in Anaheim, California. ... The 1992-93 NBA season was the 47th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The Houston Rockets are an American professional basketball team based in Houston, Texas. ...


Brown left the Clippers to join the Indiana Pacers as their head coach, and Bob Weiss was brought in to replace him. That 1993-94 season proved to be one of the worst seasons in Los Angeles NBA history, with both the Clippers and Lakers going a combined 60-104 in the regular season, missing the playoffs entirely. After one year on the job, Weiss was fired, and veteran head coach Bill Fitch was brought in to guide a roster full of young and inexperienced players. The Clippers continued to make frequent roster and coaching changes throughout the next several years and made a playoff appearance in 1997, under Fitch. That team made the playoffs with a losing record (36-46) and were swept in the first round by the eventual Western Conference Champion Utah Jazz, 3 games to none. The Indiana Pacers are a professional basketball team that plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Robert William Weiss (born May 7, 1942, in Easton, Pennsylvania) was most recently the head coach of the Seattle SuperSonics of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The 1993-94 NBA season was the 48th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The term Lakers can refer to the following: a Laker, a type of cargo ship used on the Great Lakes the Los Angeles Lakers, a professional basketball team originally based in Minneapolis This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the... Bill Fitch (born 1935) is an NBA coach who has been successful in making teams playoff contenders throughout his coaching career. ... The 1996-97 NBA season was the 51st season of the National Basketball Association. ...


From 1994 to 1999, the Clippers played selected home games in Honda Center (known at the time as the Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim), sharing the venue with the Anaheim Ducks (then the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim) (hockey) and the Splash (soccer). Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... This article is about the year. ... Honda Center, previously known as the Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim and sometimes colloquially called the Honda Ponda, is an indoor arena in Anaheim, California. ... The Anaheim Ducks are a professional ice hockey team based in Anaheim, California, USA. They are members of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... The Anaheim Splash was a soccer team that played in the Continental Indoor Soccer League (CISL). ...


However, in 1999, the Clippers and Lakers both started to play in the Staples Center. It was in that first season at Staples Center that the Clippers drafted highly-touted, but oft-troubled, star forward Lamar Odom from the University of Rhode Island. The Clippers finished with a dismal 15-67 record. To help their young players out with their growing pains, the team hired former All-Star (and Los Angeles native) Dennis Johnson, who won three NBA championships with the Seattle SuperSonics (1979) and Boston (1984 and 1986) as an assistant coach. The team also hired Hall of Famer and former Laker great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as an assistant coach, to help tutor second-year center Michael Olowokandi, who was the #1 overall pick in the 1998 NBA Draft. Johnson remained an assistant coach until the middle of the 2002-03 season, when he took over as head coach. Abdul-Jabbar lasted only one season on the job. This article is about the year. ... Staples Center is a multipurpose sports arena in Downtown Los Angeles, California adjacent to the LA Live development. ... Lamar Joseph Odom (born November 6, 1979, in South Jamaica, Queens, New York) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays power forward (also plays both forward spots and is a point-forward) for the National Basketball Associations Los Angeles Lakers. ... The University of Rhode Island, commonly abbreviated as URI, is the principal public research university in the State of Rhode Island, with its main campus in Kingston, Rhode Island, and three other campuses located throughout the state. ... Dennis Johnson (September 18, 1954 – February 22, 2007), nicknamed DJ, was an American professional basketball player and coach. ... The Seattle SuperSonics (or simply Sonics) are an American professional basketball team based in Seattle, Washington. ... For the football player, see Abdul-Karim al-Jabbar. ... Michael Olowokandi (born April 3, 1975 in Lagos, Nigeria), nicknamed The Kandi Man is a Nigerian professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association. ... The 1998 NBA Draft took place on 24 June 1998 in General Motors Place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... The 2002-03 NBA season is the 57th season of the National Basketball Association. ...


The 2000-01 season brought more changes. Atypically these would be for the better. Reserve forward Derek Strong, along with other players and cash, was sent to the Orlando Magic in exchange for second-year forward Corey Maggette and the draft rights to guard Keyon Dooling from the University of Missouri. Making more moves, the Clippers' two draft picks that year were childhood friends from Illinois: high schooler Darius Miles from East St. Louis (3rd overall pick) and Quentin Richardson, a guard/forward from DePaul University (18th overall pick). The team became popular among fans with their high-flying style of basketball and the Clippers did improve a bit with a 31-51 record, leading the NBA in bench-scoring with 37 points per game. The 2000-01 NBA season was the 55th season of the National Basketball Association. ... Derek Strong (born February 9, 1968 in Los Angeles, California), is an American former professional basketball player who was selected by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2nd round (47th overall) of the 1990 NBA Draft. ... The Orlando Magic is a professional basketball team based in Orlando, Florida. ... Corey Antoine Maggette (born November 12, 1979 in Melrose Park, Illinois, U.S.) is an American professional basketball player, positioned at small forward for the NBAs Los Angeles Clippers. ... Keyon Latwae Dooling (born May 8, 1980 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Orlando Magic of the NBA. A 63, 195 lbs point guard from the University of Missouri, Dooling was selected by the Orlando Magic with the 10th overall... University of Missouri redirects here. ... Darius LaVar Miles (born October 9, 1981 in Belleville, Illinois) is an American professional basketball player for the NBAs Portland Trail Blazers. ... East St. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... DePaul University[1] is a private institution of higher education and research in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Founded by the Vincentians in 1898, the university takes its name from the 17th century French priest who valued philanthropy, Saint Vincent de Paul. ...


To improve upon the previous season, the Clippers acquired high-scoring and rebounding power forward Elton Brand from the Chicago Bulls in exchange for the draft rights to Los Angeles-area native and high schooler Tyson Chandler. At this point of his career, Brand had career averages of 20 points and 10 rebounds per game in just two seasons. Brand's hard work and accomplishments earned him a spot on the 2002 NBA Western Conference All-Star team as an injury replacement for center Shaquille O'Neal of the Lakers. The Clippers contended for most of the season, but won only 3 out of their last 13 games and finished 39-43, 5 games out of the final playoff position. Elton Tyron Brand (born March 11, 1979 in Peekskill, New York) is an American All-Star professional basketball player for the National Basketball Associations Los Angeles Clippers and the USA National Team. ... The Chicago Bulls are a professional basketball team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... Tyson Cleotis Chandler (born October 2, 1982 in Hanford, California) is an American professional basketball player for the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets of the NBA. Standing 71, he plays at the power forward and center positions. ...


The 2002 offseason brought more changes, as Miles was traded to the Cavaliers in exchange for point guard Andre Miller, who led the NBA in assists in 2001-02 with 11 per game. Suddenly, with a good point guard in Miller, the playmaker Lamar Odom at small forward, one of the league's best power forwards, Elton Brand, the emerging center Michael Olowokandi, and a very good supporting cast off the bench, the Clippers could actually make a serious run for the playoffs. However, with poor team chemistry and injuries (the Clippers lost 293 man-games to injury), the Clippers finished with a very disappointing 27-55 record. Head coach Alvin Gentry was replaced by Dennis Johnson midway through the 2002-03 season. Andre Lloyd Miller (born March 19, 1976 in Los Angeles, California) is an American professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the NBA. Miller played collegiately at the University of Utah for four years. ... The 2001-02 NBA season is the 56th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The 2002-03 NBA season is the 57th season of the National Basketball Association. ...


In the 2003-04 season, the Clippers lost many of their core players to free agency (Miller, Odom, Olowokandi, and forward Eric Piatkowski--one of the longest-tenured players in Clippers history), while opting to retain Brand and Maggette with long-term contracts. They, along with Richardson, made up one of the NBA best high-scoring trios, with a combined 58 points per game. With new head coach Mike Dunleavy, Sr., the Clippers finished at 28-54, a lot due to inexperience and injuries. The 2003-04 NBA season is the 58th season of the National Basketball Association. ... Eric Todd Piatkowski (born September 30, 1970 in Steubenville, Ohio) is an NBA basketball player recently signed with the Phoenix Suns. ... Mike Dunleavy Sr. ...


The 2004-05 season proved to be a turning point in the relative standings of the two Los Angeles franchises as the Clippers finished 37-45. The Lakers, because of the trade of O'Neal to the Miami Heat and the losses of projected future Hall of Fame coach Phil Jackson, forward Karl Malone, and guard Gary Payton, ended the season with 34-48 record and missed the playoffs. The Clippers, although also missing the playoffs, ended with a better record than the Lakers for the first time since 1993 and have great hope for the future, with young rising stars such as Elton Brand, Corey Maggette and Shaun Livingston. One bright spot in an otherwise disappointing season was forward Bobby Simmons winning the 2004-05 NBA Most Improved Player award after averaging 16 points, 6 rebounds, and 3 assists per game. As a result of that, Simmons cashed in on his newfound fame, and signed a 5-year, $47 million deal with the Milwaukee Bucks in July 2005, playing closer to his hometown of Chicago. The 2004-05 NBA season was the 59th season of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The Miami Heat (known as the HEAT [in all capital letters] on official team publications) are a professional basketball team based in Miami, Florida, United States. ... Philip Douglas Phil Jackson (born September 17, 1945 in Deer Lodge, Montana) is the current coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, an American professional basketball team. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the basketball player. ... Corey Antoine Maggette (born November 12, 1979 in Melrose Park, Illinois, U.S.) is an American professional basketball player, positioned at small forward for the NBAs Los Angeles Clippers. ... Shaun Patrick Livingston (born September 11, 1985, in Peoria, Illinois) is an American professional basketball player in the NBA. Livingston plays point guard for the Los Angeles Clippers. ... Bobby Simmons (born June 2, 1980) in Chicago, IL) is a professional basketball player in the NBA. Simmons played three years of college basketball for DePaul University before being selected in the second round (42nd pick overall) of the 2001 NBA Draft by the Seattle SuperSonics. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Ongoing events • 2005 Atlantic and Pacific hurricanes • 2005 Maharashtra floods • 2005 Gujarat Flood • Expo 2005 in Aichi, Japan • Fuel prices • Gomery Comm. ...


To counter Simmons' defection to Milwaukee, the Clippers announced days later that they would sign guard Cuttino Mobley (formerly of Houston, Orlando, and most recently Sacramento) to a contract similar in years (5) but less in money ($42 million) to what Simmons received from the Bucks. Mobley's signing would give the Clippers what they missed in recent years since Piatkowski departed Los Angeles for Houston (and later ended up in Chicago), which is consistent outside shooting, plus a good defensive player at shooting guard, which is something else the Clippers have lacked in recent years as well. Mobley is also the first significant free agent signing from outside the organization since Bill Walton in late 1970s. Mobley officially signed his contract on August 3, 2005. Cuttino Rashawn Mobley (born September 1, 1975 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American professional basketball player in the NBA who currently plays for the Los Angeles Clippers. ... The Houston Rockets are an American professional basketball team based in Houston, Texas. ... The Orlando Magic is a professional basketball team based in Orlando, Florida. ... The Sacramento Kings are a professional basketball team based in Sacramento, California. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ... is the 215th day of the year (216th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


More deals were made, most notably on August 12, 2005, where the Clippers traded guards Marko Jaric (in a sign and trade transaction) and Lionel Chalmers to the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for guard Sam Cassell and a lottery-protected 1st round pick in the 2006 NBA Draft. In relation to the lottery-protected pick, in order for the Clippers to acquire the pick, the Timberwolves would have to make the playoffs, or else Minnesota retains its draft pick. is the 224th day of the year (225th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Marko Jaric (Марко Јарић) (born October 12, 1978 in Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro) is an NBA shooting guard/point guard currently playing for the Minnesota Timberwolves, where he was traded to along with Lionel Chalmers by the Los Angeles Clippers in exchange for Sam Cassell. ... Lionel Chalmers, Jr. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Samuel (Sam) James Cassell (born November 18, 1969 in Baltimore, Maryland) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays point guard for the NBAs Los Angeles Clippers. ... The 2006 NBA Draft was held on June 28 at the Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York City. ...


During the summer of 2005, the Clippers announced that they would build a state-of-the-art practice facility (the first NBA practice facility within the four corners of the City of Los Angeles) in the Playa Vista development. Several current players on the Clippers' lineup live in the planned community. According to the Clippers' website [3], the new facility will open its doors for community programs in the off-season and will be surrounded by other community parks and recreation. Playa Vista is a neighborhood in southwestern Los Angeles, California. ...


The 2005-06 Season

The 2005-06 season was a turning point for the team's overall image; a hot start marked by several wins over top teams caught the attention of many fans. Before the 2005-06 season, the Clippers drafted young Yaroslav Korolev. Elton Brand was chosen as a reserve power forward for the All-Star Game and articles have been run in many sports magazines giving recognition to the much improved team. Just before the NBA trading deadline, the Clippers traded power forward Chris Wilcox to the Seattle SuperSonics for forward Vladimir Radmanovic. The Clippers had been lacking consistent outside shooting which is what they were looking for in the trade. The 2005-06 NBA season was the 60th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The 2005-06 NBA season was the 60th season of the National Basketball Association. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Elton Tyron Brand (born March 11, 1979 in Peekskill, New York) is an American All-Star professional basketball player for the National Basketball Associations Los Angeles Clippers and the USA National Team. ... 2006 NBA All-Star Logo The 2006 NBA All-Star Game was played on Sunday, February 19, 2006 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, home of the Houston Rockets. ... Chris Ray Wilcox (born September 3, 1982 in Raleigh, North Carolina) is an NBA player with the Seattle SuperSonics. ... The Seattle SuperSonics (or simply Sonics) are an American professional basketball team based in Seattle, Washington. ... Vladimir Radmanović (Владимир Радмановић) (born November 19, 1980) is a NBA basketball player for the Seattle Supersonics. ...


While the Clippers had a few stretches of poor play this season, resulting in some frustrating losses, they nonetheless were able to maintain a solid record, including posting several winning streaks. The Clippers achieved their first winning record in 14 seasons and clinched their first playoff spot since 1997.


By finishing sixth in the Western Conference, with a record of 47-35 (their best finish since the team left Buffalo), the Clippers benefitted from the current NBA playoff format of regular season records taking precedence over winning the division, and secured home court advantage over the Denver Nuggets instead of travelling to Denver for four games as a #6 seed would usually be expected to do. On April 12, 2006 the Clippers were #5 seed and would have played against the Dallas Mavericks in the playoffs, but the Clippers lost 5 of their next 7 games and the Memphis Grizzlies clinched the #5 position instead. The Western Conference of the National Basketball Association is made up of fifteen teams, and organized in three divisions of five teams each. ... Nickname: Location of Buffalo in New York State County Government  - Mayor Byron Brown (D) Area  - City 52. ... Current NBA Playoff logo. ... In team sports, a team representing a city or a region is to be that areas home team. ... For the original defunct Denver Nuggets, see Denver Nuggets (original). ... This article refers to the state capital of Colorado. ... is the 102nd day of the year (103rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Dallas Mavericks (also known as the Mavs) are an NBA basketball team based in Dallas, Texas. ... This is an article about the National Basketball Association team; for the defunct World Football League team, see Memphis Southmen. ...


On April 22, 2006, the Clippers won their first NBA playoff game in 13 years. Two days later, they won their second playoff game, going 2-0 against an opponent for the first time in franchise history. Although they won the first 2 games, they lost Game 3, but they won Game 4. On Monday, May 1, 2006 they won Game 5 in Los Angeles and their first playoff series since they moved from Buffalo. is the 112th day of the year (113th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 121st day of the year (122nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The team faced the Phoenix Suns in the Western Conference semi-finals. After losing in game one (130-123 in Phoenix), the Clippers beat the Suns in an impressive 122-97 victory in Game 2. The series shifted to Staples Center for game 3, and the Suns beat the Clippers, 94-91, as Suns forward Shawn Marion scored 32 points and grabbed a game-high 19 rebounds. In game four, Elton Brand posted 30 points, nine rebounds, and eight assists as the Clippers evened the series on May 14, 2006 with a 114-107 victory over the Suns. In game five, Suns guard/forward Raja Bell made a key 3-pointer with 1.1 seconds left in the first overtime to send the game into a second overtime. Phoenix beat Los Angeles in this double-overtime "thriller" game, 125-118. The Phoenix Suns are a professional basketball team, based in Phoenix, Arizona. ... Shawn Dwayne Marion (born May 7, 1978 in Waukegan, Illinois) is an American professional basketball player. ... May 14 is the 134th day of the year (135th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Raja Bell (born September 19, 1976 in Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands) is a basketball shooting guard who currently plays for the Phoenix Suns. ...


The double-overtime loss for the Clippers, to say the least, was devastating, but they bounced back with a convincing, series-saving 118-106 Game 6 win over the Suns. Second-year defensive specialist Quinton Ross had a timely offensive game, scoring a then career-high 18 points. Elton Brand had another excellent contribution, with 30 points (his scoring average in this particular series), 12 rebounds, three assists, and five blocks. Corey Maggette came off the bench to score 25 points, with 7-8 shooting from the field, and 9-9 from the free throw line. Chris Kaman and Sam Cassell each scored 15 points apiece. Marion once again led Phoenix in scoring, with 34 points, with reserve guard Leandro Barbosa scoring 25 points off the bench for the Suns. Quinton Lenord Ross (born April 30, 1981 in Dallas, Texas) is an American professional basketball player currently who currently plays small forward for the Los Angeles Clippers of the NBA. He went undrafted following a college career at Southern Methodist University, and signed with the Clippers on August 16, 2004. ... Leandro Mateus Barbosa (born November 28, 1982 in São Paulo) is a Brazilian professional basketball player, who plays at the guard position with the Phoenix Suns in the National Basketball Association. ...


The Clippers lost the seventh game to Phoenix 127-107.


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The 2006-07 Season

The 2006 off-season started as the team drafted center Paul Davis from Michigan State University in the second round of the 2006 NBA Draft, as the 34th overall pick. The pick was acquired by the Clippers by way of a 2004 trade with the Charlotte Bobcats for center/forward Melvin Ely. The team also drafted guard Guillermo Diaz from the University of Miami as the 52nd overall pick. While Davis signed with the team in July, Diaz was not signed, and decided to play overseas. However, the team still holds his draft rights. The Clippers did not have a pick in the 2006 draft's first round. The 2006-07 NBA season was the 61st season of the National Basketball Association. ... For other people with the same name, see Paul Davis. ... Michigan State University (MSU) is a co-educational public research university in East Lansing, Michigan USA. Founded in 1855, it was the pioneer land-grant institution and served as a model for future land-grant colleges in the United States under the 1862 Morrill Act. ... The 2006 NBA Draft was held on June 28 at the Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York City. ... The Charlotte Bobcats are a professional basketball team based in Charlotte, North Carolina. ... Melvin Anderson Ely (born May 2, 1978 in Harvey, Illinois) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the San Antonio Spurs of the NBA. A 610, 255 lbs, forward-center from Fresno State, Ely was drafted by the Los Angeles Clippers in the 1st round (12th... Guillermo Diaz (born March 4, 1985 in Puerto Rico) is a professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers of the NBA. // Diaz played high school basketball at Miami Christian School in Miami, Florida, where he was ranked the 31st best prospect in the country by Insiders. ... This article is about the university in Coral Gables, Florida. ...


Meanwhile in free agency, on July 13, 2006, the Clippers scored a major coup, by signing forward Tim Thomas away from divisional rival Phoenix, in a four-year, $24 million deal. That was to counter the defection of forward Vladimir Radmanovic to the crosstown Lakers in a somewhat similar deal to what Thomas got from the Clippers, except Radmanovic signed for an extra year, but both players would make the same amount of money annually, which would be $6 million. is the 194th day of the year (195th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Timothy (Tim) Mark Thomas (born on February 26, 1977, in Paterson, New Jersey) is an American professional basketball player in the NBA for the Los Angeles Clippers. ... Vladimir Radmanović (Владимир Радмановић) (born November 19, 1980) is a NBA basketball player for the Seattle Supersonics. ...


Also on July 13th, guard Sam Cassell (widely credited as the biggest reason for the Clippers' recent success) signed a two-year deal for 13 million dollars. Cassell stated in recent interviews that once he retires, which would be likely after this contract runs out, he would like to join the Clippers' coaching staff under Mike Dunleavy, Sr. Also, on August 1st, the team signed veteran forward/center Aaron Williams (previously with the then-New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets) to an undisclosed deal. Williams played for Dunleavy with the Milwaukee Bucks in the 1994-95 season. Mike Dunleavy Sr. ... Aaron Williams (born October 2, 1971 in Evanston, Illinois) is a professional basketball player currently with the Toronto Raptors of the NBA. He was undrafted after a college career at Xavier University, and has played for the Utah Jazz, the Milwaukee Bucks, the Denver Nuggets, the Vancouver Grizzlies (now the... The New Orleans Hornets are a professional basketball team based in New Orleans, Louisiana. ... The 1994-95 NBA season was the 49th season of the National Basketball Association. ...


To further their television commitment to their local fans, on August 11th, the Clippers and KTLA-TV announced a three-year contract extension, which would increase KTLA's annual 25-game commitment to 30 games a year, plus selected playoff games not airing exclusively on ABC or TNT. Just like during the last two seasons, KTLA will air all of its Staples Center-based Clippers telecasts in high definition. Until recently, they were the only local team to currently air its over-the-air broadcasts in HDTV; KCAL-TV aired its first HDTV Lakers broadcast on February 2, 2007, versus the Indiana Pacers at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Fifteen of the 30 annual KTLA telecasts air on KSWB-TV in San Diego, KTLA's sister station; although KTLA is already available on cable in the San Diego market. KTLA-TV, channel 5, is the WB affiliated television station in Los Angeles. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... Turner Network Television, usually referred to as TNT, is an American cable TV network created by media mogul Ted Turner and currently owned by the Turner Broadcasting System division of Time Warner. ... Staples Center is a multipurpose sports arena in Downtown Los Angeles, California adjacent to the LA Live development. ... High-definition television (HDTV) means broadcast of television signals with a higher resolution than traditional formats (NTSC, SECAM, PAL) allow. ... KCAL-TV (Channel 9) is an independent station in Los Angeles, California owned by CBS Corporation. ... The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in Los Angeles, California. ... is the 33rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... The Indiana Pacers are a professional basketball team that plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Conseco Fieldhouse is a sports arena in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. It is the home of the Indiana Pacers of the National Basketball Association and the Indiana Fever of the Womens National Basketball Association. ... KSWB-TV (Channel 69) is the San Diego, California-based affiliate of The CW Television Network, and is owned by the Tribune Company. ...


The increased demand for Clippers games has also led to the scheduling of twelve true nationally-televised Clippers games on TNT and ESPN. The team will also have eight additional games on NBA TV; NBA TV normally uses the home team telecast's video feed and announcers, while using its own on-screen score and graphics, therefore, their presentations are not considered true, self-produced national broadcasts, such as the case with ESPN, TNT, and ABC. This brings the total of nationally-televised games to 20, the most ever in franchise history.


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The team, though, did not fully perform to expectations, in comparison to the previous season. A lot of this has been attributed to lack of a team chemistry and injuries to several key players, including Cassell, Thomas, Livingston, and Kaman. Players such as Luke Jackson, Alvin Williams, and Doug Christie were signed to 10-day contracts to help solidify the team's bench. Jackson and Alvin Williams only lasted through portions of the January schedule and each had limited playing time, while Christie signed with the team on January 31st. Christie was not retained, and was suspended on the final day of his second 10-day contract with the team, due to Christie's desire to not return to the team, because of the team's lack of on-court direction. Christie was released from the team on February 21st. Luke Ryan Jackson (born November 6, 1981 in Eugene, Oregon) is an American professional basketball player. ... Alvin Leon Williams (born August 6, 1974 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a professional basketball player in the NBA. He played college basketball at Villanova University. ... Doug Christie may refer to: Doug Christie (born 1970), a basketball player in the NBA. Doug Christie, a Canadian lawyer associated with far right causes. ...


In one of most of the devastating injuries this season, guard Shaun Livingston severely dislocated his left knee in which he tore every ligament in his knee.[1] This occurred with 8:10 left in the first quarter of a home game versus the Charlotte Bobcats on February 26, 2007 at Staples Center, as Livingston was driving to the basket, where he missed the lay-up, and came down awkwardly on his left knee. The extent of the injury was so severe, local news outlets such as KCBS-TV/KCAL-TV and KNBC-TV elected not to air the clip of Livingston's injury on their sports reports. According to the team's lead physican, Dr. Tony Daly, Livingston's prognosis for him to return to basketball activity from the point in time of his injury is eight months (which would put it at around the first week of the upcoming season) to a full calendar year.[2] The Clippers, which were expected by many to make the playoffs again after their surprise appearance the season before, finished the season 40-42, 2 games behind the 8th-seeded Warriors. The Clippers recently announced that Corey Maggette would be undergoing surgery in his knee during the offseason. On May 22, the Clippers received the fourteenth draft pick from the NBA lottery. The draft was on June 28 in New York. The Clippers selected Al Thornton a combo foward from Florida State University. The Clippers used their second-round pick to draft a point guard Jared Jordan with their 45th pick. Jordan led the NCAA in assists for two years in a row. The last person to do that was Avery Johnson. The Charlotte Bobcats are a professional basketball team based in Charlotte, North Carolina. ... is the 57th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... KCBS-TV, or CBS 2 Los Angeles, is the CBS owned and operated television station serving the Los Angeles, California area. ... KCAL-TV (Channel 9) is an independent station in Los Angeles, California owned by CBS Corporation. ... KNBC, NBC4, is the NBC-owned and operated station in Los Angeles and the networks West Coast flagship. ... The 2007-08 NBA season is the 62nd season of the National Basketball Association. ... is the 142nd day of the year (143rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 179th day of the year (180th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Al Thornton (born December 7, 1983 in Perry, Georgia), is an American professional basketball player, most recently a college player for the Florida State Seminoles. ... Florida State University (commonly referred to as Florida State or FSU)[7] is a public research university located in Tallahassee. ... Jared Jordan (born October 14th, 1984) is an American basketball player. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... For the fictional character in the Halo series, see Avery J. Johnson. ...


Season-by-season records

Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, % = Win-Loss %

Season W L  % Playoffs Results
Buffalo Braves
1970-71 22 60 .268
1971-72 22 60 .268
1972-73 21 61 .256
1973-74 42 40 .512 Lost Conference Semifinals Boston 4, Buffalo 2
1974-75 49 33 .598 Lost First Round Washington 4, Buffalo 3
1975-76 46 36 .561 Won First Round
Lost Conference Semifinals
Buffalo 2, Philadelphia 1
Boston 4, Buffalo 2
1976-77 30 52 .366
1977-78 27 55 .329
San Diego Clippers
1978-79 43 39 .524
1979-80 35 47 .427
1980-81 36 46 .439
1981-82 17 65 .207
1982-83 25 57 .305
1983-84 30 52 .366
Los Angeles Clippers
1984-85 31 51 .378
1985-86 32 50 .390
1986-87 12 70 .146
1987-88 17 65 .207
1988-89 21 61 .256
1989-90 30 52 .366
1990-91 31 51 .378
1991-92 45 37 .549 Lost First Round Utah 3, L.A. Clippers 2
1992-93 41 41 .500 Lost First Round Houston 3, L.A. Clippers 2
1993-94 27 55 .329
1994-95 17 65 .207
1995-96 29 53 .354
1996-97 36 46 .439 Lost First Round Utah 3, L.A. Clippers 0
1997-98 17 65 .207
1998-99 9 41 .180
1999-2000 15 67 .183
2000-01 31 51 .378
2001-02 39 43 .476
2002-03 27 55 .329
2003-04 28 54 .341
2004-05 37 45 .451
2005-06 47 35 .573 Won First Round
Lost Conference Semifinals
L.A. Clippers 4, Denver 1
Phoenix 4, L.A. Clippers 3
2006-07 40 42 .496
2007-08 4 0 1.000
Totals 1108 1898 .369    
Playoffs 20 27 .426 2-7 series record 0 Championships

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Home arenas

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Coaches and players of note

Current roster

Los Angeles Clippers roster
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Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. From
F 42 Flag of the United States Brand, Elton  (INJ) (C) 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 254 lb (115 kg) Duke
G 19 Flag of the United States Cassell, Sam 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Florida State
C 40 Flag of the United States Davis, Paul 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 270 lb (122 kg) Michigan State
G 10 Flag of the United States Dickau, Dan 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Gonzaga
C 35 Flag of the United States Kaman, Chris 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 265 lb (120 kg) Central Michigan
PG 22 Flag of the United States Knight, Brevin 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Stanford
PG 14 Flag of the United States Livingston, Shaun  (INJ) 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 182 lb (83 kg) Peoria Central HS (IL)*
SF 50 Flag of the United States Maggette, Corey 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Duke
SG 5 Flag of the United States Mobley, Cuttino 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Rhode Island
G/F 23 Flag of the United States Patterson, Ruben 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 223 lb (101 kg) Cincinnati
PF 21 Flag of the United States Powell, Josh 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 235 lb (107 kg) North Carolina State
G 13 Flag of the United States Ross, Quinton 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 193 lb (88 kg) Southern Methodist
F 2 Flag of the United States Thomas, Tim 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Villanova
F 12 Flag of the United States Thornton, Al 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Florida State
F/C 34 Flag of the United States Williams, Aaron 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Xavier
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (INJ) Injured

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Commonly Used Starting Lineup: PG Sam Cassell, SG Cuttino Mobley, SF Corey Maggette, PF Elton Brand, C Chris Kaman,


Basketball Hall of Famers

Only two players have been inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame based significantly upon achievements while with the franchise: Basketball Hall of Fame Logo The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame honors players who have shown exceptional skill at basketball, all-time great coaches and referees, and other major contributors to the game. ...

  • 11 Bob McAdoo, C, 1973-77 (Buffalo Braves)
  • 32 Bill Walton, C, 1979-85 (1979-84 with San Diego Clippers)

One other Hall of Famer joined the franchise late in his career: Robert Allen Bob McAdoo (born September 25, 1951 in Greensboro, North Carolina) is a former professional basketball player who spent his fourteen-season career between the center and power forward positions in the National Basketball Association. ... William Theodore Walton III, better known as Bill Walton (born November 5, 1952), is a former American basketball player and current television sportscaster. ...

Two other Hall of Famers served the franchise in management positions: Jacques Dominique Wilkins (born January 12, 1960, in Paris, France) is a retired American professional basketball player in the NBA and Basketball Hall of Famer. ...

McAdoo and Randy Smith (G, 1972-79, 1983-84) are also members of the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame. Walton, a native of the San Diego area, is also a member of the San Diego Hall of Champions. Dr. John T. Ramsay (born February 21, 1925 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a former professional basketball coach in the National Basketball Association. ... Elgin Gay Baylor (born September 16, 1934 in Washington, D.C.) is an American former basketball forward. ... Randolph Randy Smith (born December 12, 1948 in Bellport, New York) is a former professional basketball player who set the NBA record for consecutive games played. ...


Retired numbers

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Notable players

Brent Robert Barry (born December 31, 1971 in Hempstead, New York) is an American professional basketball player currently with the NBAs San Antonio Spurs. ... Lenard Benoit Benjamin (born November 22, 1964, in Monroe, Louisiana) is an American former professional basketball player who was selected by the Los Angeles Clippers in the 1st round (3rd overall) of the 1985 NBA Draft. ... Elton Tyron Brand (born March 11, 1979 in Peekskill, New York) is an American All-Star professional basketball player for the National Basketball Associations Los Angeles Clippers and the USA National Team. ... Eric (aka Rick) Daniel Brunson (born on June 14, 1972 in Syracuse, New York) is a professional basketball player currently a member of the NBAs Philadelphia 76ers. ... Michael Jerome Cage (born January 28, 1962 in West Memphis, Arkansas) is a former NBA basketball player. ... Samuel (Sam) James Cassell (born November 18, 1969 in Baltimore, Maryland) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays point guard for the NBAs Los Angeles Clippers. ... Some people with the name Tom Chambers include the following: Tom Chambers, the former professional NBA basketball player from Utah Tom R. Chambers, a portraiture and visual artist Tom Chambers, a Virginia-based photographer Tom Chambers, a San Diego journalist Tom Chambers, an English actor Tom Chambers, a Washington State... Lennox Dominique Terry Dehere (born September 12, 1971 in New York City, New York) is an American Democratic Party politician and former NBA basketball player. ... Bison Dele (April 6, 1969 – disappeared July 7, 2002), formerly known as Brian Williams (full given name Brian Carson Williams), was an American professional basketball player who finished his career as a center for the NBAs Detroit Pistons. ... Ernie DiGregorio (born January 15, 1951 in North Providence, Rhode Island) is a former NBA basketball player. ... Keyon Latwae Dooling (born May 8, 1980 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Orlando Magic of the NBA. A 63, 195 lbs point guard from the University of Missouri, Dooling was selected by the Orlando Magic with the 10th overall... Harold Ellis (born October 7, 1970 in Atlanta, Georgia) is a former professional basketball player. ... Melvin Anderson Ely (born May 2, 1978 in Harvey, Illinois) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the San Antonio Spurs of the NBA. A 610, 255 lbs, forward-center from Fresno State, Ely was drafted by the Los Angeles Clippers in the 1st round (12th... World B. Free (born Lloyd B. Free on December 9, 1953 in Savannah, Georgia) is a former professional basketball player who played in the NBA from 1975-1988. ... Ronald Harper (born January 20, 1964 in Dayton, Ohio) is a former professional basketball player whose career spanned from 1986 to 2001 with four teams in the National Basketball Association. ... Edward L. House (born May 14, 1978 in Berkely, California) is a professional basketball player currently with the NBAs Phoenix Suns. ... Mark A. Jackson (born April 1, 1965 in Brooklyn, New York) is a 6 3 former professional basketball player who played point guard for the New York Knicks, Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Clippers, Denver Nuggets, Toronto Raptors, Utah Jazz, and Houston Rockets in the NBA in a career spanning from... Marko Jarić (Serbian: Марко Јарић) (born October 12, 1978 in Belgrade, Yugoslavia) is a Serbian professional basketball player currently playing point guard for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the NBA. He was selected as the 30th overall pick by the Los Angeles Clippers in the 2000 NBA Draft. ... Marques Kevin Johnson (born February 6, 1956 in Nachitoches, Louisiana) is a former professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association, playing for the Milwaukee Bucks (1977-84), Los Angeles Clippers (1984-87), and Golden State Warriors (1989-90). ... Corey Antoine Maggette (born November 12, 1979 in Melrose Park, Illinois, U.S.) is an American professional basketball player, positioned at small forward for the NBAs Los Angeles Clippers. ... Daniel Ricardo Manning (born May 17, 1966 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi) is a former professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association. ... Robert Allen Bob McAdoo (born September 25, 1951 in Greensboro, North Carolina) is a former professional basketball player who spent his fourteen-season career between the center and power forward positions in the National Basketball Association. ... Jeff Lemans McInnis (born October 22, 1974 in Charlotte, North Carolina) is an NBA basketball player, currently playing guard for the New Jersey Nets. ... Darius LaVar Miles (born October 9, 1981 in Belleville, Illinois) is an American professional basketball player for the NBAs Portland Trail Blazers. ... Andre Lloyd Miller (born March 19, 1976 in Los Angeles, California) is an American professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the NBA. Miller played collegiately at the University of Utah for four years. ... Cuttino Rashawn Mobley (born September 1, 1975 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American professional basketball player in the NBA who currently plays for the Los Angeles Clippers. ... Lamond Maurice Murray (April 20, 1973 in Pasadena, California) is a professional basketball player currently with the National Basketball Associations New Jersey Nets. ... Norm Nixon Norman Ellard Nixon (born October 11, 1955 in Macon, Georgia) is a former professional basketball player for the National Basketball Association, who spent ten seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers and the San Diego/Los Angeles Clippers. ... Kenneth Darnel Norman (born September 5, 1964, in Chicago, Illinois) is an American former professional basketball player who was selected 19th overall by the Los Angeles Clippers of the 1987 NBA Draft. ... Lamar Joseph Odom (born November 6, 1979, in South Jamaica, Queens, New York) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays power forward (also plays both forward spots and is a point-forward) for the National Basketball Associations Los Angeles Lakers. ... Michael Olowokandi (born April 3, 1975 in Lagos, Nigeria), nicknamed The Kandi Man is a Nigerian professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association. ... Charles Bo Outlaw (born April 13, 1971 in San Antonio, Texas) is an American professional basketball player currently with the Orlando Magic of the NBA. Outlaw played collegiately at South Plains Junior College and the University of Houston, where he averaged 14. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Eric Todd Piatkowski (born September 30, 1970 in Steubenville, Ohio) is an NBA basketball player recently signed with the Phoenix Suns. ... Glen Anthony Rice (born May 28, 1967 in Flint, Michigan) is a former NBA basketball player. ... Jerome Pooh Richardson (born May 14, 1966 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American former National Basketball Association (NBA) player. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Glenn Anton Doc Rivers (born October 13, 1961 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American former professional basketball player from Marquette University who played point guard in the National Basketball Association notably for the Atlanta Hawks, Los Angeles Clippers, New York Knicks, and San Antonio Spurs. ... Stanley Roberts (born February 7, 1970 in Hopkins, South Carolina), is a former American professional basketball player who was selected by the Orlando Magic in the 1st round (23rd overall) of the 1991 NBA Draft. ... Rodney Ray Rogers (born June 20, 1971 in Durham, North Carolina) is a former NBA basketball player who last played power forward for the Philadelphia 76ers. ... Malik Sealy (February 1, 1970 - May 20, 2000), best known to some as Stacy Patton in the 1996 movie Eddie co-staring with Whoopi Goldberg was a native of Bronx, New York, was also a guard for the Minnesota Timberwolves from 1998 until his death in a car accident. ... 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Loy Vaught (born February 27, 1968 in Grand Rapids, Michigan) was a basketball center. ... William Theodore Walton III, better known as Bill Walton (born November 5, 1952), is a former American basketball player and current television sportscaster. ... Jacques Dominique Wilkins (born January 12, 1960, in Paris, France) is a retired American professional basketball player in the NBA and Basketball Hall of Famer. ... Lorenzen Vern-Gagne Wright (born November 4, 1975 in Memphis, Tennessee) is a NBA professional basketball player for the Memphis Grizzlies. ...

Head coaches

Adolph Schayes (known as Dolph Schayes) (born May 19, 1928 in New York, New York) was a professional basketball player and coach in the NBA. He played his college basketball at New York University 1944-48. ... John Joseph (Johnny) McCarthy (born April 25, 1934) is a former basketball player and coach. ... Dr. John T. Ramsay (born February 21, 1925 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a former professional basketball coach in the National Basketball Association. ... Tates Locke was a former professional basketball coach. ... Bob MacKinnon Sr, commonly known as Bob MacKinnon was a former collegiate and professional basketball coach. ... Joseph A. Mullaney (born November 17, 1925 in Long Island, New York – died March 8, 2000) was a successful basketball player and coach. ... Lowell Fitzsimmons (October 7, 1931–July 24, 2004) was a native of Hannibal, Missouri who was a college and NBA basketball coach. ... Eugene William Gene Shue (born December 18, 1931 in Baltimore, Maryland) is a former professional basketball player and coach. ... Paul Theron Silas (born July 12, 1943 in Prescott, Arizona) is a former professional basketball player and coach. ... Jim Lynam (born September 15, 1941 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American former college and professional basketball coach. ... Donald R. Chaney (born March 22, 1946 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana) is a former pro basketball player and coach. ... Don Casey is a former professional basketball coach. ... Mike Schuler is a former head coach in the National Basketball Association. ... Larry Brown For other people of the same name, see Larry Brown (disambiguation). ... Robert William Weiss (born May 7, 1942, in Easton, Pennsylvania) was most recently the head coach of the Seattle SuperSonics of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Bill Fitch (born 1935) is an NBA coach who has been successful in making teams playoff contenders throughout his coaching career. ... Christopher Joseph Ford (born January 11, 1949 in Atlantic City, New Jersey) is a former professional basketball player and head coach. ... Jim Todd is a former professional basketball coach. ... Alvin Gentry is a former American professional basketball coach, and college basketball player, who has led three different NBA teams. ... Dennis Johnson (September 18, 1954 – February 22, 2007), nicknamed DJ, was an American professional basketball player and coach. ... Mike Dunleavy Sr. ...

Commentators and broadcast outlets

  • Ralph Lawler (television and radio play-by-play)
  • Michael Smith (television and radio commentary)
  • Brian Sieman (radio play-by-play)
  • Michael Eaves (sideline reporter and pregame host for telecasts on Fox Sports Net Prime Ticket)
  • Don MacLean (pregame and postgame analyst for telecasts on Fox Sports Net Prime Ticket)
  • Damon Andrews (sideline reporter for KTLA telecasts)

Former Clippers announcers over the years include: Pete Arbogast, Mel Proctor, Ted Leitner, Bill Walton, Hubie Brown, Mike Fratello, Rich Marotta, John Ireland, Matt Pinto and Rory Markas. Ralph Lawler (born 1938 in Peoria, Illinois) is the television and radio voice of the National Basketball Associations Los Angeles Clippers. ... Michael John Smith (born May 19, 1965 in Rochester, New York), also known as Mike Smith, is a television and radio commentator for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association. ... Donald James MacLean (born January 16, 1970 in Palo Alto, California) is a former professional basketball player in the NBA. He was selected by the Detroit Pistons in the 1992 NBA Draft but was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers who in turn traded him to the Washington Bullets. ... Fox Sports Net West and Fox Sports Net Prime Ticket, or simply FSN West and FSN Prime Ticket, are Los Angeles-based cable sports networks serving Southern California, southern Nevada, and Hawaii. ... KTLA, channel 5, is a television station in Los Angeles, California. ... The Crimson White, known colloquially as The CW, is the student-run newspaper of the University of Alabama. ... This redirect page is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... KSPN (710 AM) is an all-sports radio station based in Los Angeles, California. ... ESPN Radio is a national sports radio network based in the United States. ... Peter Arbogast (born December 5, 1954) is an American sportscaster, born in Chicago, Illinois but grew up mostly in Los Angeles, California. ... Mel Proctor is a long-time television sportscaster, working for, among others, the San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Clippers at various points in his career. ... Ted Leitner is a former KFMB News 8 sportscaster and former longtime radioman of 760 KFMB as sportscaster for the San Diego Chargers. ... William Theodore Walton III, better known as Bill Walton (born November 5, 1952), is a former American basketball player and current television sportscaster. ... Hubert Jude Hubie Brown (born September 25, 1933 in Hazelton, Pennsylvania) is a former basketball coach and television analyst. ... Mike Fratello (born February 24, 1947 in Hackensack, New Jersey, United States) is a professional basketball coach. ... Rich Marotta is an award-winning sportscaster in Los Angeles, California. ... Matt Pinto is a television analyst for the Dallas Mavericks basketball organization alongside Bob Ortegel. ... Rory Markas (born in Chatsworth, California) is the lead radio play-by-play sports broadcaster for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim baseball team and the mens basketball team of the University of Southern California, both carried on Los Angeles ESPN Radio-operated station, KSPN. Markas is currently in...


Basketball Hall of Famer Rick Barry was a Clippers guest television commentator (filling-in for Bill Walton) during several occasions during the mid-1990s (particularly when his son Brent played for the Clippers). Basketball Hall of Fame Logo The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame honors players who have shown exceptional skill at basketball, all-time great coaches and referees, and other major contributors to the game. ... Richard (Rick) Francis Dennis Barry III (born March 28, 1944, in Elizabeth, New Jersey) is an American former professional basketball player. ... Brent Robert Barry (born December 31, 1971 in Hempstead, New York) is an American professional basketball player currently with the NBAs San Antonio Spurs. ...


Clippers games were formerly televised by KTLA (1984-91), KCOP (1991-96), KCAL (1996-2001), before they returned to KTLA in 2002. There were no over-the-air telecasts locally for the 2001-2002 season. FSN West 2/Prime Ticket has been the cable television home of the Clippers since January 1997. Previous cable homes for the Clippers included the original Prime Ticket (now FSN West) and the defunct-SportsChannel Los Angeles. SportsChannel Los Angeles aired from 1989 to 1993 in the southern California area; it was a regional sports network. ...


Trivia

  • On March 1, 2006 the Clippers held the New Orleans Hornets to an NBA record low 16 points in the second half of play. Since the introduction of the shot clock, no point total for a half had been lower than 19. Coincidentally, one of three teams to have such a low point total in a half was the Clippers.
  • ESPN "Sports Guy" Bill Simmons was a season ticket holder, despite not being a fan of the team (he's a Boston Celtics fan). He's chosen not to renew his season tickets as price has gone up while performance has gone down.
  • On March 23, 2007 the Utah Jazz (44-23 at the time) lost to the Clippers (32-36 coming into the match) 104-72 in Los Angeles. That was the largest margin of defeat by an NBA team at least 20 games over .500 to a team under .500 since the Houston Rockets lost in Orlando 114-82 on March 30, 1991.
  • The movie Like Mike features a team known as the Los Angeles Knights, a team of a similar nature and identical colors to the Clippers. In the movie, they were the Clippers under a new name and manager. (Oddly enough, several other NBA teams are mentioned by name in said film.)

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