HoopsHype Andy Roeser rumors

January 23, 2013 Updates

The Clippers agreed to a 10-year extension of their lease at Staples Center, which means they will continue to play in the arena until at least June 2024. The team moved from its outdated home at the Sports Arena, playing its first game Nov. 2, 1999 in Staples Center. "We're very excited about our present and our future at Staples Center," Clippers president Andy Roeser said in a statement. "It is indeed an honor to benefit from the sustained stability that accompanies being part of the greatest venue in the NBA, and we're glad to provide this state of the art backdrop to our deserving and loyal fan base." Long Beach Press-Telegram

January 22, 2013 Updates

The Los Angeles Clippers have agreed to a 10-year extension of their STAPLES Center lease it was jointly announced by Andy Roeser, President, Los Angeles Clippers and Timothy J. Leiweke, President & CEO, AEG, owner and operators of the Los Angeles arena. Terms of the agreement were not released. “We are very excited about our present and our future at STAPLES Center. It is indeed an honor to benefit from the sustained stability that accompanies being part of the greatest venue in the NBA, and we are glad to provide this state of the art backdrop to our deserving and loyal fan base,” said Clippers’ President Andy Roeser. NBA.com

September 29, 2012 Updates

VP of Basketball Ops Gary Sacks got more than just a change in title - bigger role with it. According to President Andy Roeser, the team will ask less of Coach Vinny Del Negro from a player personnel perspective (whereas he played a larger role this summer). "Gary’s the right guy to run our basketball operations,” - said Roeser - who noted that Sacks' already made his imprint on the team already over recent years. Sulia

July 2, 2012 Updates
June 30, 2012 Updates

The Clippers can't officially offer Griffin an extension until after 9 p.m. PT Saturday. According to sources with knowledge of the situation, team president Andy Roeser likely will make the first call to Griffin's representatives shortly after 9 p.m. to offer the extension. Griffin could earn as much as $95 million over the course of the five-year extension if he is voted an All-Star starter again or named to a second All-NBA team next season under the so-called "Derrick Rose Rule" in the new collective bargaining agreement. Under another clause in the new CBA, rookies may extend their contracts by four years. However, a team may designate one player to sign a five-year extension. Griffin was always going to be the Clippers' designated player, according to sources within the organization. However, had Eric Gordon not been traded to the New Orleans Hornets last December as part of the Chris Paul trade, it might have created a problem. ESPN.com

The Clippers had some trepidation about acquiring Odom because of his poor play in Dallas. But their fears were allayed after Coach Vinny Del Negro and President Andy Roeser met with Odom on Thursday at the team's practice facility in Playa Vista. "I know all the questions will be about Dallas and will I be a good fit with the Clippers," Odom said. "But [last season] was hard for me after all I went through off the court last summer — the death of my cousin, the death of someone from a car accident I was involved in. For me, it was one too many things to deal with." Los Angeles Times

June 23, 2012 Updates

Representatives for Tony DiLeo, vice president of basketball operations for the Philadelphia 76ers, have also spoken with Roeser about the opening. Mark Warkentien, a former GM of the Denver Nuggets and a consultant for the New York Knicks, has expressed interest too, and is someone the Clippers are considering. Jeff Weltman, the assistant general manager of the Milwaukee Bucks who once worked in the Clippers' front office, also has been on Roeser's radar. Former Portland GM John Nash and current Detroit Pistons assistant general manager Scott Perry are considered longshots for the Clippers' post. Los Angeles Times

June 21, 2012 Updates

Roeser is heading up the search for a new general manager. Former Nuggets GM Kiki Vandeweghe, has emerged as a leading candidate, according to sources. ESPN.com

June 4, 2012 Updates

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