Clippers Fire GM Dunleavy

December 1, 2010 Sports Betting

Sports betting on the Los Angeles Clippers had not been very successful in recent seasons and one of the reasons is the front office of the Clippers.

Los Angeles made a move on Tuesday that may help as they fired general manager Mike Dunleavy.  The Clippers are going nowhere again this sports betting online NBA season and Los Angeles management decided to get rid of Dunleavy.

Sports betting had seen the Clippers lose a lot of game again this season. They have not been a success either straight up or against the sports betting online odds. Dunleavy stepped down as the head coach about a month ago to focus on his duties as general manager.  Assistant general manager Neil Olshey will now take over as the interim GM. "The team has simply not made sufficient progress during Dunleavy’s seven-year tenure," the Clippers said in a statement, "The Clippers want to win now. This transition, in conjunction with a full commitment to dedicate unlimited resources, is designed to accomplish that objective."

The Clippers have been a sports betting mess for years under Dunleavy so it should not have come as a surprise.  They are 12th in the Western Conference and will miss the playoffs yet again. "At this point, nothing surprises me," point guard Baron Davis said, "We’re moving in a different direction. We’ve been on the road, so there’s not much that we know. You all found out before we did."

The Clippers have not made many good deals in recent seasons with Dunleavy at the helm so it was time for someone to take the blame.  They haven’t had much good fortune either as #1 pick Blake Griffin has missed this season due to injury.  The Clippers are trying to free up cap space for next sports betting online NBA season so they can make a run at a premium free agent. "I think that whoever’s decision it was to get rid of all that money, they did a good job doing it," center Chris Kaman said. "They left a lot of space for next year and can go after a big-time player. That was kind of the goal."

Dunleavy was not a good general manager and he was not a good coach. The Clippers were 215-325 with Dunleavy at the helm.  The Clippers have a lot of problems and while getting rid of Dunleavy was needed they probably won’t win until they get a new owner.