According to multiple sources breaking the news on Twitter:
#Clippers announce agreement in principle for Neil Olshey to remain as GM.
— Ken Berger (@KBergCBS) June 2, 2012
Clippers announce they’ve struck a new deal with free-agent GM Neil Olshey, who was on Portland’s list
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) June 2, 2012
ClipperBlog’s DJ Foster has mentioned several times previously that the Los Angeles Clippers, as a team, were more prone to let the market determine the value of its assets rather than be proactive in retaining them. But after several days of angst over flirtations with Portland, fans of the Clippers can rest easy as the retention of Neil Olshey has been achieved.
Olshey has been an “at-will” employee since October 2011 and the terms of the new deal have not been disclosed. And, as much talk as there has been about creating a change in culture and building a title contending team, championship quality clubs are built on the stability of their front offices. The Clippers have taken a painstaking amount of time laying down that bedrock, but for the first time in years, it seems like the Clippers have a foundation in place. More to come as details are uncovered.