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Lakers Deny Waiting To Hire Head Coach With Rivers Potentially Becoming Available

The Los Angeles Lakers have still not hired a head coach and two sources disputed the notion that they are potentially waiting to see if Doc Rivers becomes available with the Donald Sterling situation dragging out.

Rivers would not be expected to remain head coach of the Los Angeles Clippers if the sale of the franchise to Steve Ballmer is overturned.

The Lakers haven't interviewed any candidates since free agency began with the exception of Byron Scott. The Lakers also have not currently scheduled any future interviews and Scott is considered the favorite.

Via Mark Medina/Los Angeles Daily News

Bid Book Reveals Severe Overpay For Clippers By Ballmer

Steve Ballmer severely overbid for the Los Angeles Clippers based on the expected 2014 revenues of the franchise.

Ballmer's $2 billion bid is 12.1 times the expected 2014 revenues.

The book, called "Project Claret" so as not to give away on the cover sheet that these numbers are indeed the financials of the Clippers, reveals that the team is projected to finish the year with $62.3 million in revenues from ticket sales, $25.8 million from its local cable contract and $24.1 million in additional team revenue. The Clippers are also projected to receive $52.7 million on the season in shared national league revenue, according to the document. After taking away player payroll costs, total operating revenue for the 2013-14 season is projected to be $100 million.

Valuation multiples are usually based on total revenues, so the $164.9 million before player costs are extracted equals more than 12 times less than the $2 billion sale price.

"No team in the history of sports has sold for six times total revenues, so that should give you an idea of how crazy this purchase price is," said a sports banker who was not involved in the transaction.

The document cites a five-year mean of teams that have been purchased during that time at a sales price of 3.4 times total revenue.

Donald Sterling testified earlier this month that he could have gotten at least $2.5 billion for the team.

Via Ramona Shelburne, Darren Rovell/ESPN

Sterling Sues NBA, Silver, Wife Seeking To Undo Sale Of Clippers

Donald Sterling filed a suit in Superior Court on Tuesday afternoon seeking damages from the NBA, Adam Silver and Shelly Sterling, alleging they defrauded him and violated corporate law in attempting to sell the franchise to Steve Ballmer.

Sterling asked for an injunction to freeze the $2 billion sale, arguing that his wife had no authority to sell the franchise because he is the sole owner and shareholder of the corporation which owns the Clippers, after he revoked the Sterling Family Trust on June 9.

"The new lawsuit states the seller of the team is not Donald, and it's not Shelly -- the seller of the team is the corporation that owns the team, and that's LAC Basketball Club Inc.," Donald Sterling's attorney, Bobby Samini, said Tuesday. "When Donald bought the team, the shares of the corporation are only in Donald's name. They were only issued to Donald, so Donald owns the shares of the corporation. He's the sole shareholder. He put the shares up into the trust in 1989, and when we revoked the trust, the shares go back down to him."

Sterling is attempting to undo the sale in order to fight the NBA in court.

Via Ramona Shelburne/ESPN

Baron Davis Ready For NBA Return, Interested In Joining Clippers Or Warriors

Baron Davis has been training and hopes to make a return to the NBA this season.

Davis said the Los Angeles Clippers and Golden State Warriors would be the best fits and that he could play 15 to 20 minutes per game.

Davis suffered a torn ACL and MCL in the 2012 NBA Playoffs while with the New York Knicks.

Davis previously played for both the Clippers and Warriors.

Via Jared Zwerling/Bleacher Report

Clippers, Cavaliers Among Teams Interested In Anthony Tolliver

Free agent Anthony Tolliver has been in substantial conversations with six NBA teams – including the Los Angeles Clippers and Cleveland Cavaliers – as a stretch-forward addition, league sources told RealGM.

Tolliver has also received interest from the Detroit Pistons, Washington Wizards, San Antonio Spurs and Charlotte Hornets among other organizations, sources said, and teams expect a possible signing next week.

For a playoff team in Charlotte, Tolliver averaged 6.1 points and 2.6 rebounds while shooting 41.3 percent from three-point range. He developed a strong relationship with coach Steve Clifford and a leadership role within the Hornets’ locker room.

Tolliver, 29, has averaged 6.1 points and 3.7 rebounds over six NBA seasons with the Spurs, Golden State Warriors, Portland Trail Blazers, Minnesota Timberwolves, Atlanta Hawks and Hornets. After four collegiate years at Creighton, Tolliver broke into the NBA through the Development League, solidified a niche as a shooter and earned a position in the players’ union.

Tolliver once scored 12.3 points and grabbed 7.3 rebounds per game for the Warriors in 2009-10.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

Mike Woodson Hired By Clippers As Assistant Coach

Mike Woodson has reached agreement to become an assistant coach with the Los Angeles Clippers.

Woodson was not retained this offseason by the New York Knicks.

Woodson previously joined the Atlanta Hawks and Knicks as an assistant coach before being promoted to head coach. Woodson has also been previously linked with coaching the Indiana Hoosiers.

Via Ken Berger/CBS Sports

Jordan Farmar, Clippers Agree Upon Two-Year, $4.2M Deal

The Los Angeles Clippers and Jordan Farmar have agreed upon a two-year, $4.2 million deal. The second season of Farmar's deal is a player option.

Farmar played last season with the Los Angeles Lakers and will replace Darren Collison as the Clippers' backup point guard.

Via Brad Turner/Los Angeles Times

Spencer Hawes, Clippers Agree Upon Four-Year, $23M Deal

Spencer Hawes and the Los Angeles Clippers have agreed upon a four-year, $23 million deal.

Hawes finished last season with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Hawes is unlikely to be moved to the Clippers in a sign-and-trade.

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Marvin Williams Receiving Interest From Spurs, Heat, Wizards, Others

Marvin Williams is solidly in line to reach a contract agreement after the top free agents sign.

Williams is receiving interest from the San Antonio Spurs, Miami Heat, Washington Wizards, Charlotte Hornets, Los Angeles Clippers, Orlando Magic and Phoenix Suns.

Williams averaged 9.1 points for the Utah Jazz last season.

Via David Aldridge/NBA.com

Nets Negotiating With Pierce, Uninterested In Sign-And-Trade To Clippers

The Brooklyn Nets are in negotiations to retain Paul Pierce amid speculation of interest from other teams and sign-and-trade possibilities.

“We’re in the process," Billy King said on ESPN Radio. "I think we know the number we want to get to and they know the number they want to get to and we’re just trying to get to the part that we’re all comfortable.

“It’s just a negotiation process.

“We have the ability to pay him more than anybody else but we are going to be a little bit more financially responsible at this point in time.”

The Los Angeles Clippers have inquired about receiving Pierce in a sign-and-trade.

“They made a call and inquired, but there’s nothing at this point that makes sense for us,” King said.

Via Stefan Bondy/New York Daily News

Los Angeles Clippers Archives

Jamal Crawford To Seek Extension Next Summer

Jamal Crawford has two years and $11 million remaining on his current deal with the Clippers.

Darren Collison, Kings Agree To Three-Year, $16M Contract

Darren Collison is coming off a strong season with the Clippers.

Clippers, Nets Discuss Paul Pierce Sign-And-Trade

Paul Pierce is interested in reuniting with Doc Rivers with the Clippers.

Clippers Interested In Ed Davis

The Los Angeles Clippers are in discussions with Ed Davis.

Thabo Sefolosha Scheduling Meetings With Teams; No Thunder Contact Yet

Thabo Sefolosha has received interest from the Clippers, Mavericks, Rockets and Raptors among others, league sources told RealGM.

Hawes Drawing Interest From Blazers, Clippers, Rockets, Mavericks, Cavaliers

Spencer Hawes has become a popular target since free agency kicked off Monday night.

Paul Pierce Receives Interest From Clippers, Grizzlies, Bulls, Mavs, Rockets

The Clippers believe they have a legitimate shot of signing Paul Pierce following Jason Kidd's move to the Bucks.

Mavericks, Hawks, Clippers, Heat, Lakers, Bulls Reach Out To Luol Deng

Luol Deng is a free agent for the first time in his career.

Clippers Prioritize Re-Signing Collison

The Clippers have prioritized re-signing Darren Collison.

Lakers, Rockets, Clippers Among Expected Suitors For Trevor Ariza

The Lakers are expected to pursue Trevor Ariza, according to sources.

Clippers Plan To Decline Option On Willie Green

The Clippers intend to decline the 2014-15 team option on Willie Green, a league source told RealGM.

Clippers Haven't Ruled Out Pursuing Carmelo

Carmelo Anthony and Chris Paul have long been close friends.

Clippers Would Consider Moving Blake In Deal For LeBron

The Clippers don't believe LeBron James is prepared to leave the Heat, but are planning contingency plans just in case.

Tyronn Lue Leaves Clippers For Associate Head Coach Job With Cavaliers

Lue was a finalist for the Cavaliers' head coaching job that was given to David Blatt.

Danny Granger, Glen Davis To Opt Out Of 14-15 Deals

Glen Davis was slated to earn $1.4 million while Danny Granger was scheduled to receive $1.36 million.

Alvin Gentry Agrees To Three-Year Deal To Become Warriors' Assistant

Alvin Gentry has agreed to a three-year contract to become the associate head coach on the Warriors' staff.

Report: Clippers Could Be Exploring Options To Acquire LeBron

The Clippers could create cap space for LeBron James by trading away DeAndre Jordan and Jamal Crawford, while unloading Jared Dudley by attaching a future first round pick.

Clippers Considering Hiring Lawrence Frank

Lawrence Frank and Doc Rivers previously worked together with the Celtics.

Doc Rivers Restructures Clippers' Front Office

Doc Rivers has promoted Dave Wohl to general manger amid a number of other changes.

Sterling Confidant Claims Investigative Firms Have 'Dirt' On NBA

Donald Sterling has hired four firms to dig up embarrassing information about NBA executives and other owners.
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