Clippers reportedly offer GM job to Thunder's Winger
(TSX / STATS) -- The Los Angeles Clippers reportedly offered Oklahoma City Thunder executive Michael Winger their general manager job.
A deal is expected soon, league sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski on Sunday.
The 37-year-old Winger is an assistant general manager/team counsel for the Thunder. He would report directly to Lawrence Frank, the Clippers' new president of basketball operations.
On Aug. 4, Clippers owner Steve Ballmer announced that Doc Rivers will no longer be the team's president of basketball operations, allowing him to concentrate on his primary coaching duties.
Winger has spent the past seven years with Oklahoma City, working alongside executive vice president and GM Sam Presti.
Winger, one of the league's most respected young executives, worked five years with the Cleveland Cavaliers under former general manager Danny Ferry before joining the Thunder in 2010.
The Clippers restructured their front office this offseason after Rivers relinquished his basketball operations duties and Frank was promoted. Frank is a two-time head coach with the New Jersey (now Brooklyn) Nets and the Detroit Pistons.
The Clippers will be operating next season without Chris Paul, who was traded to the Houston Rockets in June after the All-Star point guard said he planned to leave the franchise in free agency.
Updated August 20, 2017