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qrich 07-19-2010 10:37 PM

John Lucas & Kim Hughes Won't Return, Also No Sofo
 
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Also watching the team was former Interim Head Coach Kim Hughes and assistant John Lucas. Both indicated that they will not be back with the Clippers next season.

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Absent was Sofoklis "Sofo" Schortsanitis who Olshey said was excused from the team to join the Greek National Team in preparation for this summer's World Games.

The Clippers have been holding on Sofo's draft rights since 2003. Unfortunately he struggled through four games in Las Vegas, averaging 2.5 points a game on 33.3% shooting. He didn't record an assist while turning the ball over 2.2 times a game.

At this time, the team is not planning to sign Schortsanitis to a contract for the upcoming season.

Eric Pincus, Hoopsworld

Sad to see Lucas and Hughes not returning, and the Sofo news surprises me. Won't be surprised if we can deal his rights for a 2nd round pick or something.

Al Thornton 07-20-2010 12:14 AM

Re: John Lucas & Kim Hughes Won't Return, Also No Sofo
 
lucas shall be missed.

dab0yech0 07-20-2010 04:52 PM

Re: John Lucas & Kim Hughes Won't Return, Also No Sofo
 
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Originally Posted by Al Thornton
lucas shall be missed.


Gonna miss his dancing

ihatetimthomas 07-20-2010 08:23 PM

Re: John Lucas & Kim Hughes Won't Return, Also No Sofo
 
Why did they not keep Lucas? I thought he was great for the players

eemas91 07-20-2010 11:27 PM

Re: John Lucas & Kim Hughes Won't Return, Also No Sofo
 
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Originally Posted by ihatetimthomas
Why did they not keep Lucas? I thought he was great for the players


My guess is that it was his choice not to stay. Last year when they hired him, didn't he say that he was only coming as a favor to Dunleavy? Maybe I'm wrong but I feel like that's why he agreed to join in the first place.

eemas91 07-20-2010 11:29 PM

Re: John Lucas & Kim Hughes Won't Return, Also No Sofo
 
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"We talk all the time and we've always stayed in touch," Dunleavy said. "It was just one of those situations where I started thinking about guys who were available. Guys that were really good who have a lot of energy.

"So I called him. He said, 'I wouldn't do this for a lot of guys. Yeah, I will. For you, I'll come.' "

Dunleavy said that the agreement would be for one year.

http://articles.latimes.com/2009/sep.../sp-clippers18


This is the article about the hiring of Lucas a year ago.

ihatetimthomas 07-21-2010 04:21 AM

Re: John Lucas & Kim Hughes Won't Return, Also No Sofo
 
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Originally Posted by eemas91
http://articles.latimes.com/2009/sep.../sp-clippers18


This is the article about the hiring of Lucas a year ago.


thanks man

ZeN 07-23-2010 07:51 AM

Re: John Lucas & Kim Hughes Won't Return, Also No Sofo
 
Lucas I understand because the team is no longer under the direction they were going in, pre Mike D firing. But if Hughes is being pushed out.. the he was done wrong. The guy's been payin' his dues..


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