Los Angeles Clippers 

The Los Angeles Clippers are a Los Angeles-based professional basketball franchise. The Clippers are a member of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

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The Clippers play their home games at Crypto.com Arena, which they share with the NBA's Los Angeles Lakers, the Women's National Basketball Association's (WNBALos )'s Angeles Sparks, and the National Hockey League's Los Angeles Kings (NHL). By 2024, the Clippers hope to have their own arena, the Intuit Dome, in adjacent Inglewood.


As an expansion team, the Buffalo Braves were established in 1970. The Braves made the NBA playoffs three times during their eight seasons in Buffalo, led by Hall of Famer Bob McAdoo.



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Conflicts with the Canisius Golden Griffins over the Buffalo Memorial Auditorium and the franchise's sale led to the team's transfer to San Diego, California in 1978 and subsequent rebranding as the San Diego Clippers, after the sailing ships that can be seen in San Diego Bay. During their six years in San Diego, the team had limited success on the court and never made the playoffs.


In 1984, owner Donald Sterling controversially transferred the team to Los Angeles without NBA consent, which was allowed after the league and Sterling settled a court dispute. The Clippers only made the playoffs four times in their first 27 seasons in Los Angeles, and they only won one playoff round. They were frequently compared unfavourably to the historically successful Lakers as a serial loser in American professional sports.


Head coaches 


The Clippers have had 25 different head coaches. Dolph Schayes, the franchise's inaugural head coach, coached for 83 games in two seasons. Mike Dunleavy holds the franchise record for most regular-season games coached, Doc Rivers holds the team records for regular-season wins, playoff games coached , and playoff games won . Only Jack Ramsay, Larry Brown, Bill Fitch, Dunleavy, Vinny Del Negro, and Rivers have coached the Clippers to the playoffs. In 1996, Ramsay and Fitch were recognised as two of the Top 10 Coaches in NBA History.  Only three Clippers coaches have been inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame: Ramsay, Brown, and Fitch. The most recent version.


The Clippers have had 25 different head coaches. Dolph Schayes, the franchise's inaugural head coach, coached for 83 games in two seasons. Mike Dunleavy holds the franchise record for most regular-season games coached (541). Doc Rivers holds the team records for regular-season wins (307), playoff games coached (46), and playoff games won (47). Only Jack Ramsay, Larry Brown, Bill Fitch, Dunleavy, Vinny Del Negro, and Rivers have coached the Clippers to the playoffs. In 1996, Ramsay and Fitch were recognised as two of the Top 10 Coaches in NBA History. Only three Clippers coaches have been inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame: Ramsay, Brown, and Fitch. The most recent version

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