Arbitration begins Monday for Mike Dunleavy and Clippers

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clipper*joe
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A little late but it looks like this is being resolved as we speak.

http://www.latimes.com/sports/basketbal ... 5043.story

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Donald sterling has every right not to pay mike dumbleavy

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Clipper lawyers were able to fight off Baylor's suit but I think Dunleavy has more grounds for his case since this was supposed to be a guaranteed pay per his contract.

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more good press for The Donald.

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Dunleavy banked while he was here. Baylor may not have been paid a friggin' ton but for what, 20+ years he made over 6 figures doing little to show we were headed in the right direction. I think Baylor had influence on who we drafted, and we kept getting players with UNLIMITED POTENTIAL like Livingston, Kandi Man, Odom, Miles etc and he was just trying to draft players that had potential and turned out to be a lot of duds like Marvin Williams has been for the Hawks in order to keep his job.

"Hey I helped draft all these young, talented high potential players that are doing high flying dunks and could very well turn into All-Star / MVP players, and fans are getting put in the seats."

Elgin, that wasn't enough. Baylor and Dunleavy both had their great moves at times and did some good things. But for the most part it was all negative. Dunleavy hardly looked interested in coaching.

My dad and Grandpa both coached. My dad coached my team when I was a kid for years. We were usually one of the top 2-3 teams in the league every year, then we had an OK year here and there, and 1 really bad year we only won 1 game. My dad and my dads best friend, who was my best friends dad still busted their BUTTS trying to coach us and get us to win, my grandpa had seasons where his teams were pretty poor as well but he still worked his tail off. Granted this isn;t at a major level like the NBA but at least don't look like your sleeping on the bench, and at least try to coach and get involved in the game!

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Not sure about that. Dunleavy had a coach's contract, not a GM and Coach. Dunleavy resigned as our coach and decided to stay as a GM.

If Dunleavy resigned as coach and there is nothing in his contract that states his new position ( GM) is also guaranteed, then he has no case. He did resign in the capacity he was hired in.

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If that's so then we luck out again. Dunleavy was and is a good coach, he's just too old school and the guys we have don't want to, and couldn't fit that system he wanted to play with.

If we had CP3 or Nash, someone who thrives off of the old school pick n rolls, or finding the big man in the paint, and Griffin, Brand and Kaman were all healthy all those years Dunleavy prob would have had more success.

Fact is, Dunleavy did look lost out there and seemed like he didn't care much about getting the guys fired up and coaching the games. I wanna see a red faced coach, I wanna see my coach run out onto the court yelling and fighting calls, I wanna see VEINS POPPING OUT IN HEADS AND NECKS BABY, give me some intensity.

When I watched Dunleavy I felt like I was watching golf or fishing on TV and I wanted to go to sleep. If he left his contract to be the GM, and as Joe said above, he won't win. If sterling wants to be nice and just say lets get this crap over with, pay him 10% of what he was owed which is what like 675,000$ and settle out of court. Dunleavy did do a few nice things here. Mostly bad, but if they don't feel 90% sure they can get away scott free, I'd just offer him up a little bit of cash and just say thanks for your time here, we'd like to end this peacefully, you'll always be a part of Clipper history and we wish you the best of luck. But your situation in this suit doesn't look good and we want to keep focusing on the positives of this team and get as much negativity away from the team as possible. You ( Dunleavy ) should know that best after being here during our success years, and our truly bad years.

Thats what Id do.

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