Griffin Endorses Gary Sacks As GM Of Clippers
The emergence of Blake Griffin as one of the NBA's best young players during the 10-11 season and the December 2011 trade for Chris Paul has completely changed the dynamic for the Clippers.
The Clippers have now become a "free-agent destination," Griffin said in an interview on Friday.
"Of course, to be honest, everybody knows the state that the Clippers were in, or have been in, for the last however many years," Griffin said. "I think that shows a lot about where we're at and where we're going, that guys want to play here and that guys want to buy in. You've got a guy like Grant Hill who is at the end of his career and he chose us.
"So, I think we can be very good. I think we can contend in the West and for a championship."
Griffin committed to the Clippers long-term, signing a five-year extension in July.
"With the moves that the front office made — and now with Gary Sacks, who hopefully steps into that GM role — that made it easy for me and I think this is the place where everybody wants to come," Griffin said.
Griffin spoke highly of Gary Sacks who is the leading candidate to replace Neil Olshey.
"I think Gary has a great relationship with all the players and the players like him," Griffin said. "If he is finally named GM, I think that's just the icing on the cake of having a franchise that is complete."