Candid interview on ESPN’s NBA Today podcast:
Maybe it’s expected, but man … Neil gave The Donald some major love …
Neil Olshey is a good guy. He could be a good asset to college level sports broadcasting/ administrative duties.
Funny thing about Sterling is: He wants to win NBA championship. But he gravitates around the kind of people who make him comfortable. I mean…the bell boy types.
Is that what Clipper fans are looking for?
Olshey’s way of thinking is mediocre when it comes to Pro-Sports. He thinks having
a world class practice facility and playing at Staple Center should make this team a desirable one to talented players!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Really? Oh, well… then this team is done as far as future is concerned.
This is not a CURSED team. But this team is owned and operated by the group of people who don’t belong in sports world.
He’s his Daddy. He has the keys to the car. What else can this guy do? I still hate the idea that he’s perceived as an actor and not a real NBA mind, because that’s how prospective players will see him too.
There’s nothing more to be done until free agency. If Donald is planning to replace him, there’s no reason to waste money paying someone now.
Sounds like a very smart guy. It was actually reassuring hearing him talking about the organization.
Don’t wait a minute and don’t waste a dime. Just trade Baron Davis & Chris Kaman.
Gordon, Griffin, Gooden, Player A and Player B. as starters AND…
Plus the bench: Deandre and and …. hey, our bench is empty. I don’t think Butler, Smith
Blake & Outlaw will re-sign with Clips. Right now they’re trying to get noticed by other teams
to get better contract next season.
Nah. Just trade Kaman. Keep Baron. Baron is the franchise.
Dude, if Baron is ‘the franchise’, this franchise is fu#*ed BEYOND belief. You know that, right?
Not blaming it all on Baron, but he isn’t an answer either.
In the two years Baron has been here, we’ve been 45 – 108…Get rid of the guy already.
Baron Davis is bad for team chemistry. And he thinks, the season begins when it’s about to end. Did anyone see his fake & patronizing attitude? He’s been playing like a true warrior
who wants to sacrifice his life for this team. Why didn’t he show this passion right from the game#1?
While Baron may be a lazy bastard who doesn’t care, judging players’ passion based on outward displays of emotion is a huge mistake. If the Spurs used that theory, they would have traded TD because he’s didn’t “care enough.” Then of course they wouldn’t have won 4 titles.
Baron’s had a good season for the point guard of an ABYSMAL and HORRIBLE team that on top of those two things, was in a constant state of flux.
Inspite of adding Baron, if this team remains an ABYSMAL and HORRIBLE team, why do we waste $15 million on a NO-IMPACT player?
We can win 25 games per year by making Bobby Brown run this team. And he’ll be content with making less than $1.5 million.
10 times less salary. But you get the same result.
Answer: The only way we can get good players is to overpay for them or trade into them. Example: Baron Davis and Zach Randolph
And no, Bobby Brown cannot run this team. He takes worse shots than Baron
Neil Olshey strikes me as a fairly smart man.
Hopefully smart enough to figure out that the kid of coached at age 14 in summer camp is not the right PG for the Clippers and needs to be traded, first order of business this summer.
I was honestly impressed. There is a bluntness in his voice, but also a confidence I never heard in Dunleavy. As a rule, Dunleavy always sounded exhasperated, even after a win. Don’t get that with him. And yet, he didn’t sound like a yes man either. I think it’s honestly about a coach and getting a strong 2-3 in here. I don’t understand why fans continue to rat on Baron (who has his faults), when the org continues to trump Eric Gordon as the second coming. Eric Gordon is a fine 2- guard off the bench. He’s not an A-level player. Sorry.
Huh.. here go again. Baron Davis faction has been working hard at picking on a second year rookie! It’s priceless.
Eric Gordon is THE most successful Clippers draft pick in recent history. Most of all he’s committed to winning from the DAY 1. It’s in his blood. And he’s committed 100% to this franchise(can anyone tell the same about Blake Griffin?). He has all the qualities to become a face of this franchise for a long time to come. Here are few gglimpses.
1. He’s humble.
2. He’s loyal.
3. He is smart & intelligent(And he’s only 21)
4. He’s dedicated to his game & the team.
5. He’s no cry baby.
6. He’s not into blame game.
7. He listens to his coach.
8. He treats fans with respect.
9. He doesn’t carry his emotions & feelings on his sleeves.
10. He’s tough enough to tolerate even Baron Davis.
Clippers didn’t have to pamper him like they did with Odom, Livingston, Kaman and now Griffin.
That’s the difference.
I think the point he was trying to make is while Eric is a great team player and a wonderful shooter, he’s not an elite 2 guard yet. Hes a great player, and i’m glad hes on our team, but he’s not a Mayo, or Evans, Allen, or Kobe. He cant take over the game by himself. Yet, at least. I still think he has a ton of upside but he has certain physical limitations that might make it difficult for him to hit the superstar level.
We don’t want GORDON to be a Superstar. And he’s not aspiring to become ONE either. He’s a team player with a mind of steel.
I won’t judge a second year rookie on par with Kobe etc. He’s a kind of player any Superstar would love to play with. Example: Jordan – Scottie Pippen.
Sure, that’s fine, he’s a great guy — no one is arguing that (except maybe when he pouts about missing his shots), but if you want to win you need a lot more out of your 2-guard. You need a guy who can finish at the basket in traffic, who doesn’t turn the ball over, can defend most of the other 2-guards in the league (sorry, not him, he’s too short) and is a consistent threat night in and night out. Right now, that’s not Eric Gordon. And sorry, this organization can’t keep hyping him up when three rookies come in the league who are hands down better overall players than him – already.
It’s not a Baron vs. Gordon thing. It’s a “What’s best for the Clippers?” thing.
Wow. I like the blindset.
What’s good for the Clippers? Just trade ERIC GORDON. He’s the problem. We need more from a 2-guard. And he’s too short. We don’t want him here.
Can we ORDER a better 2-guard please!!!!
Everyone knows, that the Clippers don’t have best talents in any spots(not just 2).
And that’s why we are one of the bottom dwelling, dirt eating, all absorbing creature no one appreciates.
CLIPPER CREATURE FEATURE!
HUH? How are we pampering Griffin? Griffin seems to have all of the attributes that you listed about Eric Gordon. Griffin is committed to his team, committed to hard work, and committed to winning.
Yeah, what’s wrong with Griffin. Hoopshype says espn reports the Clippers are trying to get Byron Scott to coach. Wonder if Baron is ok with this
yuck! Scott is overhyped as a coach…i’ll take any of the KA’s other suggestions…
Also, Kevin, can’t wait for your Ralph Lawler interview to come out!
All three candidates are disappointing. And the last thing we need is Mark Jackson or Dwayne Casey coaching this team.
Why no one is paying attention to SHAUN LIVINGSTON?
He’s finally made it. He believed in him & beat all the odds.
Clipper fans need to reach out to him and wish him success.
Anybody knows in what year was Neil Olshey born? In other words, how old is he?
I tried to look up biographical information on him, but to no avail. Even Clippers.com doesn’t have a profile on him.
That said, it doesn’t indeed seem that Neil is a pretty intelligent guy, and wants to do a good job. He certainly has a monumental task ahead him, following Mike Dunleavy and the mess that was Elgin Baylor before him. However, I can’t help but think that he’s just the transitional GM…in other words, he’s only here until they can get a better (and bigger name) GM, not matter what Roeser and Sterling may say. I’m hoping I’m wrong, but I just don’t see Olshey lasting beyond the summer. Eventually, Sterling and his goon Roeser will get rid of the rest of anyone with a tie to Dunleavy, and start anew.
Thanks for trying, Shawn! Strange that one can’t really find even some basic background stuff concerning Olshey. Well, it’s been quite difficult thus far… to say the least.
Accordingly, I certainly see Neil as a transitional GM only… he’s not gonna hold on for long. The bad thing being that other GMs probably don’t regard him as somebody worth building any long term relationship with. New GM by the end of summer – it seems to be pretty sure.
Hi! I’m collecting up a certain NBA database. I need some help concerning Neil Olshey… some current basic facts about him… numbers etc. Anybody, please?
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