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Elgin Baylor retires as Clippers GM; Dunleavy takes over

October 7, 2008 |  3:30 pm

Mike Dunleavy and Elgin Baylor, shortly after Baylor had hired Dunleavy as head coach.

The Elgin Baylor Era is over.

Which means Mike Dunleavy will be the team's general manager, the Clippers coach said Tuesday afternoon.

"Basically, the team came to me just recently and said that Elgin was retiring and they wanted me to assume those duties," Dunleavy said.

Baylor had been the team's vice president of basketball operations since 1986. Neil Olshey, the team's director of player personnel, will be the assistant general manager. Team officials were not available for comment on the details of Baylor's retirement. More details later today on

-- Lisa Dillman

Photo: Mike Dunleavy and Elgin Baylor at a 2003 summer league game against the Lakers shortly after Baylor had hired Dunleavy as the Clippers head coach. Credit: Lori Shepler / Los Angeles Times