The Los Angeles Clippers are an American professional basketball team based in Los Angeles, California. The team competes in the National Basketball Association as a member of the Western Conference and Pacific Division. The team is also a part of the NBA’s G League. The name “Clippers” is derived from the city’s nickname “Clips,” and the team plays in the Staples Center. The Clippers are a fan favorite, and many fans attend games to support the team.
The Clippers were a perennial contender in the NBA,
And their success was due in large part to their star players. In 2008, they won their first playoff series ever, and they went on to reach the NBA’s Eastern Conference finals for the first time since 2003. After losing the finals to the Brooklyn Nets in the NBA Finals in 2007, the Clippers were sold by Donald Sterling to Steve Ballmer. He hired Jerry West, a former NBA executive, as special consultant.
The Clippers restructured their front office to restructure the team’s culture. The team hired Jerry West as special consultant, which was an obvious choice considering that he coached the Golden State Warriors and the 2000-02 Los Angeles Lakers. After being fired, Dunleavy continued to hold his front-office position, and was eventually replaced by Neil Olshey. On March 10, he was forced to step down as head coach, and resigned as interim coach. The Clippers fired Dunleavy on the same day that he was fired, and he received the news on the Internet, from reporters and friends. In an effort to save face, he filed for arbitration and was later found guilty of cutting his salary.
In May 2012,
The Clippers signed Michael Jordan, Chris Paul, and a second-round draft pick to become the first-round seed in the draft. The Clippers also traded Eric Bledsoe and Caron Butler to the Phoenix Suns for two second-round picks. The trade of these players led to the signing of Matt Barnes and Chris Paul. In exchange, the Clippers signed Ryan Hollins, Darren Collison, and Chauncey Billups.
The first season in California, the Clippers won only six games and finished in last place in the Pacific Division. They were beaten in the second round by the two-time NBA champion Golden State Warriors in six games. This victory made the Clippers the first team in history to beat the two-time defending champs, and Larry Bird was named the league’s leading scorer. The following season, the team also won the NBA’s championship in 1989 and 2006.
The Clippers’ recent success was largely due to the signing of Sam Cassell, who signed a two-year, $13 million deal with the team. After his contract expires, Cassell plans to join the coaching staff. The Clippers also acquired Aaron Williams from the Oklahoma City Thunder, which gave them a competitive edge against the rivals in the Eastern Conference. The new coach, Mike Dunleavy, is a former NBA player and the two-time defending champion.
The Clippers’ success in the past two seasons has been largely due to the Clippers’ new home arena, the Pond.
The team has been playing at the Pond since 2009, but their game attendance was significantly higher in Anaheim. In fact, the Clippers have drew a greater average crowd than their games at the Sports Arena. In contrast, the Clippers’ regular home venue, the Los Angeles Sports Arena, attracted an average of 9,200 fans per game.
The Clippers had an uneven start to the 2007-08 season. They lost 12 of their first 18 games and finished last in the Pacific Division. Their worst loss was a 163-125 defeat of the San Antonio Spurs, but it was still a good season for the Clippers. They also had star players such as Al-Farouq Aminu and Shaun Livingston, who both reached the playoffs seven times.
In the past two years,
The Clippers have been successful in their attempt to move their franchise to Los Angeles. They managed to get a deal with the Denver Nuggets on December 2 and went undefeated for the entire month of December. The following year, the Clippers were 16-0 in the league. However, they lost the first round against the San Antonio Spurs in the second round. This season, the team was also a popular choice for the fans.