Just got confirmation that Mike Dunleavy will be taking over as general manager of the Clippers, replacing Elgin Baylor. Dunleavy will remain as the team’s head coach.
“Basically, the team came to me recently, just in the last couple of days and said that Elgin was retiring and they wanted me to take on the responsibilities as general manager,” Dunleavy said Tuesday afternoon.
The 74-year old Baylor’s role has diminished in recent years, with Dunleavy’s role growing larger.
Double duty is not a new thing for Dunleavy, who previously served as a general manager and head of the Milwaukee Bucks from 1992-96.
Baylor joined the Clippers in 1986 as Vice President of Basketball Operations a Hall of Fame careerwith the Los Angeles Lakers and a brief coaching stint with the New Orleans Jazz.
He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1976, chosen as one of the NBA’s “50 Greatest Players of All Time” during the league’s 50th Anniversary celebration in 1997, and was named the 2005-06 NBA Executive of the Year.