HoopsHype Gary Sacks rumors


May 21, 2013 Updates

“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

February 18, 2013 Updates

Vice president of basketball operations Gary Sacks was at Sunday’s game in Houston, and he’s well aware of the rumors surrounding his team. “We’re listening,” he said. “But we love our team. If there’s something out there that makes us better, we’ll do it.” Orange County Register

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

September 24, 2012 Updates

The Los Angeles Clippers today announced that Gerald Madkins has been hired as the team’s Director of Basketball Operations. Directly reporting to newly appointed Vice President of Basketball Operations Gary Sacks, Madkins will work closely with Sacks on all facets of the team’s basketball operations. Madkins joins the Clippers after serving as the Vice President of Player Personnel for the New Orleans Hornets for the past two seasons. In his role with the Hornets, Madkins was responsible for overseeing the scouting staff, salary cap and database management, pro, college, international, and developmental league talent evaluation, as well as assisting the general manager with all front office duties. While in New Orleans, the Hornets drafted Anthony Davis with the first overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft. NBA.com

September 22, 2012 Updates

In their quest to continue to change the team's culture, the Clippers have hired highly-thought-of Gerald Madkins to be the team’s director of basketball operations, said NBA executives Friday who were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter. Madkins, who has worked in the NBA for 10 years, will work in the front office alongside Gary Sacks, who was recently named the Clippers’ general manager. Los Angeles Times

September 4, 2012 Updates

The Los Angeles Clippers today announced that Gary Sacks has been promoted to the role of Vice President of Basketball Operations. “Gary has been a valuable and loyal member of our organization for the past 18 years,” stated Clippers’ President Andy Roeser. “His recent role this very productive summer, as well as his many contributions during the course of his tenure made it clear that he is the right person to lead our Basketball Operations Department.” NBA.com

Sacks is beginning his 19th season with the Clippers, serving in the role of Director of Player Personnel for the past two campaigns and as Director of Scouting/Assistant Director of Player Personnel for the prior five seasons. “I’m excited to take on this new role with the organization,” said Sacks. “We have a very strong roster with great depth of talent. I look forward to helping to build on the success we had last season. I am very excited to see how far we can go this year, plus we are well-positioned for the future.” NBA.com

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While the Clippers will begin the free agent signing period Saturday at 9 p.m. with the three-man ad hoc front office by-committee that's been in place for the past month, support within the organization has coalesced around director of player personnel Gary Sacks, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the situation. ESPN.com

June 21, 2012 Updates

The Clippers are also considering whether to promote Sacks, 44, in an effort to keep continuity within the front office. Sacks is regarded as a bright up-and-comer in league circles. He was Olshey's top lieutenant on scouting and has solid relationships with many of the Clippers players and agents. ESPN.com

June 9, 2012 Updates

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