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November 12, 2014 Updates

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

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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

Doc Rivers said he tried really hard to get you to L.A. How close were you to being a Clipper? Pierce: "I thought a lot about L.A. My wife wanted to stay there and put the kids in school. It would have been an easier transition for me being with Doc, being at home. I think I missed out on that opportunity by waiting to see what Brooklyn was going to do. When they eventually said they weren’t going to make any moves, I missed that boat. That kind of upset me." Sports Illustrated

November 7, 2014 Updates

SI.com: Doc Rivers said he tried real hard to get you to L.A.. How close were you to being a Clipper? Pierce: "I thought a lot about L.A.. My wife wanted to stay there and put the kids in school. It would have been an easier transition for me being with Doc, being at home. I think I missed out on that opportunity by waiting to see what Brooklyn was going to do. When they eventually said they weren’t going to make any moves, I missed that boat. That kind of upset me." Sports Illustrated

November 6, 2014 Updates

Gillian Zucker, once named one of the five most powerful women in motorsports, is now one of the most powerful women in the NBA. Zucker was named Thursday at the Clippers' president of business operations, replacing Andy Roeser, who left after the team was sold last summer. Zucker joins Lakers executive vice-president Jeanie Buss among the highest-ranking women in NBA team management. Orange County Register

During the Donald Sterling situation, did you ever empathize with him? Did you ever think to yourself, "I've been in the news more than once for something I've said?" Mark Cuban: Did I empathize with him? Yes. Of course I did. This is an elderly man who grew up in a generation that is night-and-day in how it understood race and culture. And yes, I empathized with him because this was a conversation that took place in his kitchen and he had a right to expect privacy in his home. But none of that excused him from the rules of the NBA. He put the business of the NBA at risk. That is a situation that, while I have been fined, I have never found myself in and don't expect to. Rolling Stone

The Clippers have hired Gillian Zucker as president of business operations, the team announced Thursday. Zucker has spent the previous nine years as the president of Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California, the largest race track on the West Coast. ESPN.com

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