Los Angeles Clippers
The Los Angeles Clippers are a basketball team of the American Basketball League NBA. The team is based in Los Angeles California. There, the Clippers share with the Los Angeles Lakers Staples Center as a venue, which means that the Lakers because of the larger fan base and more supporters among the spectators than the Clippers, when they play against each other.
The franchise was founded in 1970 under the name Buffalo Braves was originally located on the east coast of the USA. We moved to San Diego in 1977 finally to the West Coast and in 1983 to Los Angeles, as the city despite the already existing there Lakers, a larger market bot. Since Donald Sterling bought the club in 1981, the Clippers were one of the worse teams in the league, because Sterling does not always willing explained, young talent to undertake further. The 1980s were marked by failure. Only in 1992 was achieved for the first time with a core of Ron Harper and Danny Manning the playoffs. This success could be repeated in 1993. Then the Clippers qualified for the playoffs again until 1997.
After they had NBA season 1997/98, again disappointed, you got the first selection right at the NBA Draft 1998. They chose the Center Michael Olowokandi However, it never was able to fulfill the expectations. In the NBA Draft in 1999 was chosen Lamar Odom from fourth. In 2000, clashed with Darius Miles, Corey Maggette, Quentin Richardson and Keyon Dooling added even more talent that shaped the Clippers to a young and attractive team. The team success did not materialize. When NBA Draft 2001, the Clippers traded the rights to Tyson Chandler for forward Elton Brand. In spite of a highly talented core of Odom, Brand and Maggette, you could not reach the playoffs. The Clippers were intensified in 2003 with the German - American center Chris Kaman, who had been selected in the NBA Draft in sixth place. Only with the obligation of the veteran Sam Cassell they reached the playoffs in the NBA season 2005/ 06. There would retire in the second round, after seven games against the Phoenix Suns from. After the Clippers verchwanden again from the field of playoff teams in the Western Conference. In particular, many injuries ensured within the squad that rarely was the entire team. Brand and Maggette left the team in 2008. Signings such as Baron Davis could not bring the hoped-for turnaround. When NBA Draft 2008, the Clippers selected with Eric Gordon and DeAndre Jordan from key players.
The 2008/09 season included the Clippers from on place 14 of their Conference. In the NBA Draft 2009, the Clippers secured the rights to Blake Griffin, who was selected in the first place. This should eliminate the departure of Zach Randolph. But Griffin broke in preparation kneecap and was in the season 2009/ 10 is not a game for the Clippers contest. During the season 2010/11 the longtime coach of the Clippers Mike Dunleavy stepped sr. from his office, due to a lack victories. Only Chris Kaman made in the season of positive headlines and was invited to the NBA All- Star Game. Dunleavys successor for 2010/ 11 was the former coach of the Chicago Bulls, Vinny Del Negro. Under his leadership, the franchise could make a significant step towards the playoffs. Although managed the Clippers in the season 2010/ 11 is not a place in the round of the last eight teams in the Western Conference during the season convinced the team with dedicated services and superior Blake Griffin, who won the title of NBA Rookie of the Year. During the season, the Clippers changes to the squad took before. So Marcus Camby was delivered to the Portland Trail Blazers and Baron Davis moved in alternation with Maurice Williams to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
In December 2011, the Clippers committed the former All-Stars Chauncey Billups of the New York Knicks and Caron Butler of the Dallas Mavericks. A few days later, the star point guard Chris Paul in exchange for Eric Gordon, Chris Kaman, Al - Farouq Aminu and a draft pick for the year 2012, committed by the New Orleans Hornets. The 2011/12 season were able to conclude on the fifth place in the Western Conference, the Clippers. In the first round of the playoffs, the Clippers won against the Memphis Grizzlies 4-3 in games. In Conference semifinals the Clippers met the San Antonio Spurs, who won the series 4-0 and the Clippers thus threw out of the playoffs.
During the 2012/13 season, the Clippers could win the Pacific Division for the first time in franchise history. With 17 consecutive wins, including 16 alone in December 2012, she presented to a new record for the franchise on. With a record score of 56 wins and fourth in the Western Conference, the Clippers moved into the playoffs. Like last year, they met in the first round to the Memphis Grizzlies. Against the Grizzlies, the Clippers finally resigned after six games out with 2:4 victories. Shortly thereafter, the Clippers Head Coach Vinny Del Negro of separated.
His successor to the 2013/14 season was the former head coach of the Boston Celtics, Doc Rivers. Also, the squad was further supplemented with experienced players from other teams in the league. So Jared Dudley, JJ Redick and Byron Mullens were, among others, Antawn Jamison, committed. During the season, the Clippers reinforced with Danny Granger, Hidayet Türkoğlu and Glen Davis. On 24 March 2014, the Clippers made by a 106:98 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks their 50th win of the season perfectly and were able for the first time in its history by breaking in two consecutive seasons, the 50 - victory mark.
Honors and significant achievements
Except for Bill Walton, who spent only one plagued by injury season in Los Angeles, there is still no player the Clippers made it into the Hall of Fame since moving to Los Angeles.