Andy Roeser Rumors

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.”
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.
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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
It didn’t matter the news had broken 24 hours earlier of the Clippers sending Bledsoe and Caron Butler to the Phoenix Suns with the Suns’ Jared Dudley and Milwaukee’s Redick, on a four-year, $27 million contract, joining Los Angeles. It didn’t matter the public had been praising Doc Rivers’ first deal as the new senior vice president of basketball operations and coach, that Rivers and general manager Gary Sacks had given their word to teams, agents and players that this was a finalized agreement.
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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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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?”
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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.
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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.”
The Los Angeles Clippers have agreed to a 10-year extension of their STAPLES Center lease it was jointly announced by Andy Roeser, President, Los Angeles Clippers and Timothy J. Leiweke, President & CEO, AEG, owner and operators of the Los Angeles arena. Terms of the agreement were not released. “We are very excited about our present and our future at STAPLES Center. It is indeed an honor to benefit from the sustained stability that accompanies being part of the greatest venue in the NBA, and we are glad to provide this state of the art backdrop to our deserving and loyal fan base,” said Clippers’ President Andy Roeser.
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.
The Clippers can’t officially offer Griffin an extension until after 9 p.m. PT Saturday. According to sources with knowledge of the situation, team president Andy Roeser likely will make the first call to Griffin’s representatives shortly after 9 p.m. to offer the extension. Griffin could earn as much as $95 million over the course of the five-year extension if he is voted an All-Star starter again or named to a second All-NBA team next season under the so-called “Derrick Rose Rule” in the new collective bargaining agreement. Under another clause in the new CBA, rookies may extend their contracts by four years. However, a team may designate one player to sign a five-year extension. Griffin was always going to be the Clippers’ designated player, according to sources within the organization. However, had Eric Gordon not been traded to the New Orleans Hornets last December as part of the Chris Paul trade, it might have created a problem.
The Clippers had some trepidation about acquiring Odom because of his poor play in Dallas. But their fears were allayed after Coach Vinny Del Negro and President Andy Roeser met with Odom on Thursday at the team’s practice facility in Playa Vista. “I know all the questions will be about Dallas and will I be a good fit with the Clippers,” Odom said. “But [last season] was hard for me after all I went through off the court last summer — the death of my cousin, the death of someone from a car accident I was involved in. For me, it was one too many things to deal with.”
Representatives for Tony DiLeo, vice president of basketball operations for the Philadelphia 76ers, have also spoken with Roeser about the opening. Mark Warkentien, a former GM of the Denver Nuggets and a consultant for the New York Knicks, has expressed interest too, and is someone the Clippers are considering. Jeff Weltman, the assistant general manager of the Milwaukee Bucks who once worked in the Clippers’ front office, also has been on Roeser’s radar. Former Portland GM John Nash and current Detroit Pistons assistant general manager Scott Perry are considered longshots for the Clippers’ post.