Report: Clippers to extend head coach Dunleavy
Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) – The Los Angeles Clippers have reportedly
reached an agreement with head coach Mike Dunleavy on a four-year contract
The Los Angeles Times reported the extension on Tuesday, saying the deal will
pay Dunleavy over $5.3 million a season. The paper added the deal is not yet
official because Clippers executive vice president Andy Roeser and Dunleavy’s
agent, Warren LeGarie, are still negotiating bonuses for the deal.
Dunleavy has increased the Clippers’ win total each year since he took over in
2003. Last season, the 52-year-old guided Los Angeles to 47 wins and its first
playoff appearance in nine seasons.
The 1999 Coach of the Year while with Portland, Dunleavy and his Clippers were
within one game of the Western Conference Finals before dropping Game 7 to the
Dunleavy, who has also coached the Lakers and Milwaukee, is 516-530 in his
coaching career, which includes a 6-6 mark so far this season. He also spent
11 years in the NBA as a player.