LA Clippers Fire General Manager

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Tuesday Oct. 7, 2008
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Elgin Baylor is out as vice president of
basketball operations with the Los Angeles Clippers, and coach Mike
Dunleavy will assume his responsibilities as general manager.

"We greatly appreciate Elgin's efforts during his time with the
Clippers, and we wish him the very best," Clippers owner and
chairman of the board Donald T. Sterling said in a statement
Tuesday.

The 74-year-old Baylor became vice president of basketball
operations with the Clippers in 1986 after an outstanding 14-year
playing career with the Lakers and a brief stint as coach of the
New Orleans Jazz.

He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1976, chosen
as one of the NBA's 50 greatest players during the league's 50th
anniversary celebration in 1997, and named the NBA executive of the
year following the 2005-06 season.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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