Los Angeles Clippers: Byron Scott

Sources: Clippers, Byron Scott meet

June, 19, 2013
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The Tuesday night interview between Clippers owner Donald Sterling and Byron Scott went very well, according to sources with knowledge of the meeting.

Sterling will meet with Brian Shaw on Wednesday. He met with the Clippers' other coaching candidate, Lionel Hollins, last week.

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Sterling will make the call

June, 4, 2013
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There are no bad head coaching gigs in the NBA. Only 30 positions exist in the league and that scarcity means that hundreds of capable professionals who have spent a lifetime preparing to be an NBA head coach never get the chance. But some coaching jobs are more attractive than others, and of the remaining vacancies, the Clippers’ opportunity is most alluring.

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Martin's arrival takes a solemn turn

February, 8, 2012
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CLEVELAND -- Kenyon Martin sat alone.

While his new teammates, most of whom he had just met 48 hours earlier opted to address their various needs, Martin merely sat back in a folding chair, shirtless, with his street clothes hanging above him. While this may have been the path Martin chose to take, it was one that had been augmented by circumstances well beyond his control.

Two lockers to Martin’s left stood barren quarters, housing only a chair and a nameplate. The blue-and-white decal placed on the locker door read “1 - Billups,” signifying where his friend-turned-recruiter would have been sitting had it not been for a freak, non-contact injury (a torn Achilles' tendon) that would in turn end the veteran point guard’s season.

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David Richard/US PresswireKenyon Martin didn't expect to be down a teammate and a friend when he agreed to join the Clippers.
It was Chauncey Billups who had played a major role in getting Martin to Los Angeles, citing a “friend-to-friend” conversation that encapsulated organizational philosophy as well as the potential for winning a championship. The two veterans would be joining up with arguably the league’s best point guard (Chris Paul) as well as the league’s most exciting power forward (Blake Griffin), but this would be their chance to win together.

“It’s definitely disappointing,” Martin said of Billups' injury. “I definitely wanted to play with [Chauncey].”

While Martin’s quantitive role with the Clippers can be filed under the “to be determined” category, the former All-Star appears ready to put his disappointment behind him and lead by example.

In his first game back in the NBA after playing in China, the 6-foot-9 bruiser struggled from the field but provided a large amount of the energy to fuel a Clippers comeback. Down 15 points with just over four minutes left in the third quarter, Martin was on the receiving end of a vicious alley-oop dunk, the pass fed from Griffin, typically the player in that very above-the-rim position.

Once the fourth quarter started, Martin picked up right where he left off, turning a Randy Foye missed jump shot into a put-back dunk. Just minutes later, a Martin offensive rebound had the potential to put his team ahead, but his efforts were thwarted after Mo Williams was called for an offensive foul.

“K-Mart is amazing,” Paul said. “The energy he brought on the offensive end as well as the defensive end is something that we’re going to need. I’m glad to have him.”

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