The L.A. Clippers have replaced Doc Rivers with Lawrence Frank as team president, leaving the former with his head coaching duties. The move scratches off an item on the team’s to-do-list this summer, but there are still front office jobs that need filling, particularly in the assistant general manager capacities.
As such, L.A. has been working non-stop in finding the right people for its available jobs. A familiar name among long-time NBA fans emerges from the list of candidates, per Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times.
Former All-Star and Olympian Shareef Abdur-Rahim was recently interviewed by the team last week. Abdur-Rahim had a prolific 12-year career as a player with averages of 18.1 points, 7.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and a steal per game.
He was the third overall pick in the fabled 1996 NBA Draft behind Allen Iverson and Marcus Camby. Shareef Abdur-Rahim had stops in Vancouver, Atlanta, Sacramento, and Portland.
The Clippers’ current situation presents an interesting challenge as the team moves away from the Chris Paul era, allowing power forward Blake Griffin to take full reins of the team. Outside of Paul, gone are former mainstays JJ Redick and sixth man extraordinaire Jamal Crawford.