HoopsHype Andy Roeser rumors

May 6, 2014 Updates

The NBA announced Tuesday that Los Angeles Clippers President Andy Roeser will be taking an indefinite leave of absence, effective immediately. The announcement comes on the heels of the NBA announcing recently that they will appoint a chief executive officer to supervise the team’s operations. Mike Bass, Executive Vice President, Communications, said, "This will provide an opportunity for a new CEO to begin on a clean slate and for the team to stabilize under difficult circumstances.” NBA.com

May 4, 2014 Updates
May 3, 2014 Updates

Roeser and Shelly Sterling are the two alternate governors for the Clippers, and for the time being Roeser will run the day-to-day operations of the team. But the NBA will act swiftly, likely appointing a trustee to oversee the team and moving to force a sale quickly. Those who know Sterling expect him to fight in court. "Knowing him, I would think the first thing is, 'How do I fight it? What is the legal strategy here?'" said Steve Soboroff, a civic leader, a longtime Clippers season-ticket holder and the driving force behind the building of Staples Center in Los Angeles. "Sterling has never sold anything. I don't even think he sells his used cars. So this is against his nature. But I believe the way they set it up, so strongly, that he can't even make decisions having to do with money, having to do with the team, that he cannot continue to own it and eventually he'll see that. ESPN.com

April 29, 2014 Updates

Denouncing Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling's racist comments in strong language, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced the league has banned Sterling for life and fined him $2.5 million. Clippers president Andy Roeser will handle day to day operations of the club for now, according to a person familiar with the situation. The person spoke to USA TODAY Sports on condition of anonymity because the sensitivity of the USA Today Sports

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hours of July 3, owner Donald Sterling called Los Angeles Clippers president Andy Roeser and informed him he had rescinded approval on moving Eric Bledsoe and acquiring free agent J.J. Redick in a sign-and-trade agreement.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

June 26, 2013 Updates
June 12, 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

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

May 22, 2013 Updates

Del Negro was surprised when he was informed of the organization's decision on Tuesday morning, the source said. Team president Andy Roeser thanked him for his service and said the organization would do whatever it could to help him find another job, the source said. 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

May 4, 2013 Updates

As for Coach Vinny Del Negro, he said, "Absolutely," he would like to return, but team President Andy Roeser said not so fast. He said the team will "assess where we are going," but he also said he doesn't believe the decision on who coaches the Clippers should be left to Paul. Los Angeles Times

April 18, 2013 Updates

The front office turned sour on Del Negro earlier this season when he chatted with Celtics' boss Danny Ainge about a deal to acquire Kevin Garnett. They felt it wasn't his place to do so. Hard feelings remain. Del Negro also isn't as sold on keeping DeAndre Jordan as the front office is, and so there are grounds for continued conflict. If I knew the name of the team's wallflower general manager, I would tell you. Andy Roeser remains Donald Sterling's top aide, but he's lost much of his influence now that Sterling's son-in-law, Eric Miller, has joined the team in training as possibly Sterling's heir apparent. Too early to say if we're talking upgrade. Mike Dunleavy used to work around the front office, bypassing Elgin Baylor to get things done. But he was more the politician, while Del Negro isn't one for sweet talk. Los Angeles Times

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

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