Oklahoma City Thunder executive Michael Winger is expected to become new general manager of the Los Angeles Clippers, according to multiple reports.
Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times was first to report on the news:
The Clippers, continuing to revamp their front office, have offered the general manager’s job to Michael Winger from Oklahoma City, according to an NBA official who was not authorized to speak publicly on the matter.
Winger previously was an assistant general manager and team counsel for the Thunder for the last seven years.
The Clippers are expecting Winger to accept the job, according to the official.
Winger has developed a reputation as one of the league’s most respected young executives, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. He’s spent the past seven years with the Thunder organization working under general manager Sam Presti.
Clippers owner Steve Ballmer freed coach Doc Rivers of his front office responsibilities earlier in the month. It’s unclear whether Dave Wohl, current Clippers general manager, would continue working within the franchise.
Assistant general managers Gary Sacks and Gerald Madkins both decided to leave the organization this summer, creating openings in the team’s front office.