HoopsHype Gary Sacks rumors

February 6, 2014 Updates

One under-the-radar possibility to keep an eye on is Clippers GM Gary Sacks, league sources say. Sacks worked alongside current Trail Blazers GM Neil Olshey to build a roster that was appealing enough to persuade Chris Paul to sign a long-term deal and enticing enough to lure Doc Rivers from Boston. But Sacks' power as the final voice on personnel decisions now belongs to Rivers. CBSSports.com

October 29, 2013 Updates

In the early afternoon hours of July 3, owner Donald Sterling called Los Angeles Clippers president Andy Roeser and informed him he had rescinded approval on moving Eric Bledsoe and acquiring free agent J.J. Redick in a sign-and-trade agreement. The three-team deal – delivered the owner's blessing only two days earlier – no longer interested Sterling. Call it off, Sterling instructed Roeser, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Deal's dead. Yahoo! Sports

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If the Clippers don't hire a coach before the June 27 NBA draft, it probably will spark more speculation that Gary Sacks, the Clippers' vice president of basketball operations, and Danny Ainge, Boston's president of basketball operations, will renew negotiations, the executives said. Los Angeles Times

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As the Clippers continued their search for a new coach, former Cleveland Cavaliers coach Byron Scott was the latest candidate to interview for the job Tuesday, according to several NBA executives who were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter. Scott met with Clippers President Andy Roeser, vice president of basketball operations Gary Sacks and director of basketball operations Eric Miller at the team’s practice facility. “The interview went very well,” according to one executive. Los Angeles Times

June 11, 2013 Updates

As the Clippers continued their search for a new coach, former Cleveland Cavaliers coach Byron Scott was the latest candidate to interview for the job Tuesday, according to several NBA executives who were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter. Scott met with Clippers President Andy Roeser, vice president of basketball operations Gary Sacks and director of basketball operations Eric Miller at the team’s practice facility. “The interview went very well,” according to one executive. Los Angeles Times

Brian Shaw, the associate head coach of the Indiana Pacers, met with the Clippers' front office at the team's facility and left an impression on team President Andy Roeser, vice president of basketball operations Gary Sacks and director of basketball administration Eric Miller during his face-to-face interview with them, said two NBA executives who were not authorized to speak publicly on the situation. "I think it went great," one of the executives said about the meeting. Shaw then was scheduled to have dinner with Clippers owner Donald Sterling on Monday night. No contract offer was made to Shaw, the executives said. Los Angeles Times

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Del Negro is just the second coach to leave the team with a winning record, following Larry Brown in 1993. "This was a difficult decision, but we feel this is the best decision for our franchise moving forward," said Gary Sacks, the Clippers' vice president of basketball operations. Del Negro and Sterling never officially met in person after the season, but they did have an extended conversation on the phone last weekend that a source described as "positive." ESPN.com

May 21, 2013 Updates

Do the Clippers really think he would accept almost $28 million less to sign elsewhere? "Here you have two inexperienced people running your basketball operation in [GM] Gary Sacks and [son-in-law] Eric Miller," I told Sterling. "And Andy Roeser doesn't have the greatest track record when it comes to basketball personnel decisions. "So I wonder, is this decision being made because the players are now calling the shots? Am I off base?" "No, you're not off base," Sterling said. "This is a players' league, and, unfortunately, if you want to win you have to make the players happy. Don't you think that's true?" Los Angeles Times

“We would like to thank Vinny for everything he did during his three years with the organization,” Clippers Vice President of Basketball Operations Gary Sacks said. “Vinny helped this team win a Pacific Division title and we greatly appreciate all that he and his staff helped us accomplish. This was a difficult decision, but we feel this is the best decision for our franchise moving forward.” NBA.com

May 6, 2013 Updates

Though the coaching situation could be resolved this week, Paul's status will drag through the summer. Teams, including the Clippers, are not allowed to speak with free agents until July 1. "The No. 1 priority for us right now has to be signing our star player, Chris Paul," Sacks said. "That's our goal. We want to put ourselves in a position to do that. We feel like this organization is in a position to move forward with that goal in mind. "I feel very confident. He is an integral part of this and we feel like we've had a great partnership for the last couple years and we want to continue it, obviously." Los Angeles Daily News

Sacks said there is no timetable for making a decision on Del Negro's future with the Clippers, who won 56 games this season before bowing out in six games in the playoff series against Memphis. "We'll sit down and talk with Vinny and I will go over some things for the future and discuss it with our owner (Donald Sterling) and see where we're at," Sacks said. "It's kind of early right now, we're still in the process of getting feedback from everybody and seeing how we came up short in the series. Los Angeles Daily News

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