L.A. Clippers Press Conference
Welcome everyone. Thanks for coming. You all know me as PrepP, the Clippers GM, and today we are going to introduce our newest players to the organization and will take some of your questions afterwards. (questions can be aimed at GM or players
We are very proud to be here today to introduce to you some of the new faces you will be seeing this year in Clipper's uniforms. We have also been very pleased with the growth of our young team under Head Coach Mike Dunleavy Sr. and last years team that made it to the playoffs was proof that things are looking up for our franchise and our fans. Last year was just the first step towards our bigger goal which is to bring a championship title to L.A.. We feel like we can contend with the young core we have along with the offseason additions we have added to our team. Free Agency is still underway and we are still looking at ways we can improve our depth and add veteran leadership. So with all of that said, Let's get to what you are all here for.
Without further ado, INTRODUCING.........................
The 2nd pick in the 2003 NBA draft , from Marquette University..........................
Thank you. Thank you. I'd just like to give a quick thanks to the Clippers organization for having so much confidence in me to succeed and giving me the chance to fulfill my dream of playing professional basketball. I would also like to thank my mom for all of her sacrifices and the good lord for all of our blessings. I'm happy to be apart of this organization and such a young, energetic team. I think we can make an impact in the Western Conference but it's going to take a team effort , but I think we have the right coach and personnel to make it happen here. Thanks again.
Please welcome your new starting Shooting guard..... acquired this offseason from the Warriors...........
Thanks everyone. Today is a another new page for my career. After starting my career in Philly then signing with the Warriors last year..................Let's just say, hopefully the third time is a charm. The next goal for my career is to help a team contend for a title and I feel like this organization is on the right track. I haven't gotten on the floor yet with this group but I can tell we have a lot of talent and a great bunch of guys here. Coach Dunleavy and Prep has made it clear the direction they want to go in and that I'm part of that progression. I'm just really looking forward to contributing in any way I can and bring my past experience to help this team succeed.
And now.............Already a Fan favorite..........from the University of Kansas.............
Thank you. I typically shy away from attention so please don't take that the wrong way. First, let me say thanks to everyone. The Clippers org, My family, University of Kansas, God, and whoever I may have left out. I'm very excited and blessed to be here playing in the NBA. But now that I've made it, I have bigger goals to obtain. I've worked hard my whole life to make it to this point and that's the type of player I'm going to be for this team. A hard working, hustle, do anything type of guy. Any minutes I get, I will give 110% and leave it all out on the court. I'm excited at the opportunity to add to my game and learn from guys like Zack Randolph and Othella Harrington. So thanks for the welcome. Glad to be here.
and Last but not least............from the University of Miami.................
WOW!!! So happy to be here. Thank you so much. This is such a great day for me. I'd like to thank the Clippers organization and the good lord above for providing me this opportunity. Coming from a small town in Mississippi it is such a blessing to be able to see my name on the back of that jersey and have a sense of accomplishment. I've grown up watching my uncle Jerry Rice excel at the professional level in sports and that has driven me to work hard for my dreams. I appreciate the chance to play for such a great organization and team. Now it's time to get in the gym and get ready for the season. Can't let my family in Mississippi down!
Well, there you have it. The newest additions to your 2003-04 L.A. Clippers. We have high hopes for these young men. We couldn't ask for a better group of professionals. They understand where we are as an organization and what we expect from them individually and as a whole. Coach Dunleavy and I will give them the tools they need to succeed, but it is up to them to fulfill their end of the bargain. Thanks again for being here.
Now I'll open up the floor for questions.