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November 13, 2014 Updates

Sterling failed to make deferred compensation payments to players and coaches, he missed payments into the players’ pension fund, and he skimped on the franchise’s operating costs. “We had no practice facility,” Silas said. “He didn’t want to spend money for anybody to do any taping [on players’ankles]. We fired the guy and then I had to do it.” Grantland

Silas once left for China on a National Basketball Players Association exhibition tour. When he returned, he found that all of his belongings from his office had been moved into a hallway. His office had been given to Patricia Simmons, a former model and Sterling companion whom the boss had hired as an assistant general manager. “That was a trip, man,” Silas said. “She knew nothing about basketball. Then the newspaper guys started writing about her, so she started calling me into her office, trying to get me to explain what offense was, how does shooting go and dribbling and all that. I just said, ‘I can’t talk about this. I can tell you, but you’re just not going to know.’” Grantland

Ben Bolch: Daniel Schuman told me on phone he has been instructed not to speak about Blake Griffin incident until meeting with his attorney Saturday. Daniel Schuman: "I don’t want to influence the outcome of the case because I know very strongly what I believe and I want justice to occur. Twitter @latbbolch

November 12, 2014 Updates

Ben Bolch: Daniel Schuman told me on phone he has been instructed not to speak about Blake Griffin incident until meeting with his attorney Saturday. Daniel Schuman: "I don’t want to influence the outcome of the case because I know very strongly what I believe and I want justice to occur. Twitter @latbbolch

Blake Griffin has been charged with a crime for allegedly slapping the crap out of a man inside a Las Vegas nightclub ...TMZ Sports has learned. The incident went down last month when Blake was at Tao Nightclub. According to the alleged victim -- Daniel Schuman -- the Clippers superstar was upset by camera flashes in his face ... so he grabbed Daniel's phone and neck. Daniel says Blake squeezed his neck, and demanded he give up his phone. TMZ.com

November 11, 2014 Updates
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November 9, 2014 Updates

Q: What’s it like to interview with Steve Ballmer? Gillian Zucker: He’s extremely intense. It’s question after question after question. He’s also very specific, and he expects very specific answers. You definitely need to know your stuff to hang with him. But, he’s got this incredible energy, and he’s got a brilliant mind. In one of the meetings we had, he asked me a bunch of questions – kind of a series of questions. And, in his head, he did some sort of calculation and threw out to me, ‘Well then it means this.’ It was the type of thing that most people would need time and a computer – or definitely a piece of paper and a pen to process. He just did it all in his head. I just started laughing, and said, ‘If we’re going to hang together, I’m going to definitely have to carry a calculator.’ Orange County Register

Q: What’s your relationship with Lakers president Jeanie Buss? Are you friends? GZ: I know Jeanie; I like her. And we’re having lunch next week. She was one of my first calls. Q: You’ve been described as someone with big ideas. When you look at this team, have those ideas started to percolate? Do you already have some? GZ: I have a few, but they need to be vetted. That means you have to bring in a big group of people around you and throw them out there. But, you know, have a good idea when people say, ‘Oh wow. That’s impossible.’ That’s when you know it’s the right thing. It can be anything. The way I look at the world is to find something really meaty that seems impossible and make it possible. Those will be the kind of opportunities we’ll be looking for here, and I absolutely believe Steve thinks the same way. That’s what he wants for this franchise. Orange County Register

November 8, 2014 Updates

THE TOP 50 PLAYERS IN CLIPPERS HISTORY

Modern-day Clippers like Blake Griffin and Chris Paul are among the all-time best players in franchise history.

   

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