Over at ESPN.com, Kevin Arnovitz delves further into the Clippers’ coaching search and writes about how the selection process might go. Click here to read the full piece.
The interview process will proceed with Clippers management, a group that includes team president Andy Roeser, vice president of basketball operations Gary Sacks, director of basketball operations Gerald Madkins and director of basketball management Eric Miller. The candidates will lay out their respective visions for the on-court product, share their philosophies, tout their achievements, emphasize their capacity to communicate and convey the kind of temperament befitting of an NBA head coach.
Expectations for the Clippers have multiplied exponentially, and the bar for the next coach is nothing short of a conference championship. That’s never been the case in any of the Clippers’ previous hirings, but one thing hasn’t changed:
The choice will be made by Clippers owner Donald T. Sterling.
The management team has been given the freedom to draw up the short list and they’ll be invited to voice their recommendations, but the final decision on a head coaching hire has always been Sterling’s call. That was the case when Sterling opted for Del Negro in 2010 over management’s recommendation of Dwane Casey, and Sterling will exercise his rightful claim as owner to render the verdict against this year.