The Los Angeles Clippers seem to be leaning towards promoting from within, to fill the void at the General Manager position, created when former club G.M. Neil Olshey moved on to the same position with the Portland Trail Blazers, earlier this summer. According to Adrian Wojnarowski, who covers the Association for “Yahoo Sports,” Clippers Director of Player Personnel Gary Sacks, appears to be the leading candidate to become the new General Manager for the franchise. Sacks, has filled the slot since Olshey’s departure and has brought in three veterans who should help the team in the upcoming campaign.
He engineered a trade with the Dallas Mavericks that brought Lamar Odom back to team he started his NBA career with and signed Free Agents Jamal Crawford and Grant Hill, among other newly signed players. The club is hoping that with two former NBA Sixth Man Of The Year Award winners in Odom and Crawford, plus the still dangerous Hill, will give te team enough depth on the squad to go further in the Playoffs next season.
Sacks just completed season number 18 with the Clippers, having grown through the ranks with the franchise over the years. He experience in almost every aspect of the organization over the years, from video preparation and scouting to working on salary cap issues as well as key figure in the team’s NBA Draft choices over the past few seasons.