Neil Olshey Staying With the Clippers
(LOS ANGELES) -- The Los Angeles Clippers had arguably their best season in franchise history this past season in large part due to the work of Neil Olshey, the vice president of basketball operations. Even though he'd been linked to other jobs around the NBA, the Clippers are keeping Olshey after he agreed to keep his role with the team.
Olshey had been working without a contract and had interviewed for the open general manager position with the Portland Trail Blazers, and was even at one point considered the favorite. Olshey has been with the team for nine seasons. He started out as a director of player development before the start of the 2003-2004 season. He also served as an assistant head coach and director of player personnel.
The Clippers won 40 games this past with a .606 winning percentage. That was the team's higest ever regular season winning percentage. Los Angeles also advanced to the second round of the playoffs for just the third time in franchise history.
Olshey finished third in the voting for the 2011-2012 NBA Executive of the Year. Olshey oversaw the additions of Chris Paul, Chauncey Billups, Kenyon Martin, Nick Young, Caron Butler, and Reggie Evans.
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