Wednesday , Jan , 23 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Mike Dunleavy Fires Shot at Clippers Owner

Round 2, and in addition to getting the impression that Elgin Baylor has been technically knocked aside as Clippers general manager, Mike Dunleavy came out swinging, telling Donald Sterling, you want to make a change in coaches, ‘Be my guest.’ ‘It  would be the biggest mistake you ever made,’ Dunleavy said Tuesday in response to Sterling’s win-now-or-else comments made here a day earlier.’It’s his team and he can do whatever he likes . . . but look, you can find any coach you want, bring him in here and run the situation. But I don’t think they are going to do as good a job as I do. And that’s period.’

Dunleavy said he was ‘shocked’ by Sterling’s critical remarks, and while Sterling maintained the Clippers ‘absolutely’ can still have a successful season and put it on Dunleavy, the coach said, ‘Where we are today as far as making the playoffs, nobody in their right mind would bet on that.’ For most folks around here, you say Sterling isn’t in his right mind, and you’re not going to get much of an argument.Click here for more from the Los Angeles Times.