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Blazers out-bid Clippers for GM

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10:31 AM ET 06.09 | The deal that was struck between the Clippers and Neil Olshey wasn't consummated because the team didn't offer the job security or the money that Olshey was able to get from the Portland Trail Blazers, said two basketball executives who were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter. Trail Blazers owner Paul Allen gave Olshey a three-year guaranteed contract worth $3.6 million to become Portland's new general manager, and the team has an option for the fourth and fifth years, the executives said. Clippers owner Donald Sterling offered Olshey, whose title with the Clippers was vice president of basketball operations, a one-year deal for about $750,000 to stay with the team, an executive said. Olshey had been working on a month-to-month deal with the Clippers since last August, making about $450,000 annually.

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June 9, 2012  12:10 PM ET

Why is the Clippers being cheap any new news?

 
June 9, 2012  03:11 PM ET

Olshey was on a month to month deal? Wow! Just when you think the Clippers couldn't be more of a joke! I guess Sterling wanted to have the worst GM and the worst coach in the NBA, and now he does since Vinny Del Negro is both!

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