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Lamar Odom Takes Blame For Gentry's Firing As Clippers Coach


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#1 BeeZee

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Posted February 26, 2009 - 11:47 AM

"He put a lot of faith in me," Odom said.

Odom said he repaid that trust by making mistakes that cost Gentry his job.

"A lot of that team could have stayed together if my decision-making was better, and A.G. did a great job of giving me support," Odom said. "I probably didn't uphold my end of the bargain, to some degree. I got hurt and I did some things to hurt myself."

Odom referred to serious wrist and ankle injuries that kept him from playing for an 11-month span from the middle of the 2001-02 season until the middle of the 2002-03 season. He also referred to two suspensions for violating the NBA's drug policy.

The Clippers underachieved during Gentry's final two seasons as coach, failing to post a winning record or make the playoffs with a youthful and athletic team led by Odom, Elton Brand, Corey Maggette, Darius Miles and Quentin Richardson.


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Posted February 26, 2009 - 11:49 AM

They had a nice and up coming team.
Odom
Brand
Maggette
Richardson
Miles
Dooling

Very fun squad to watch.
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#3 SaintNicholasVanExel

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Posted February 26, 2009 - 11:58 AM

They had a nice and up coming team.
Odom
Brand
Maggette
Richardson
Miles
Dooling

Very fun squad to watch.

agreed. very fun to watch... especially with q and keyon doing that fist thing on their foreheads.
those were upstart times for the clipps.
then again, it seems like every time is an upstart time for the clipps.

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Posted February 26, 2009 - 12:23 PM

agreed. very fun to watch... especially with q and keyon doing that fist thing on their foreheads.
those were upstart times for the clipps.
then again, it seems like every time is an upstart time for the clipps.



Q and Daruis with the fist to forehead. :yes: I wish Darius signs with whatever team Q is next season just to see them re-unite.
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Posted February 26, 2009 - 12:42 PM

They've had a nice young, up and coming team several times.

As cool as it is for Odom to own up to this. There's no way its solely his fault.

There's a reason the Clippers are perennial losers before, during and after Odom.

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Posted February 26, 2009 - 06:35 PM

They've had a nice young, up and coming team several times.

As cool as it is for Odom to own up to this. There's no way its solely his fault.

There's a reason the Clippers are perennial losers before, during and after Odom.

They have one now, lets take off Baron and Camby, they still have zach, gordon, thorton, novak, Kaman, Jordan..they got young talent, but they still are wack
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Posted February 26, 2009 - 06:39 PM

They have one now, lets take off Baron and Camby, they still have zach, gordon, thorton, novak, Kaman, Jordan..they got young talent, but they still are wack

Clips always suck, but this year health is HUGE. They've had 100 injuries. I wanna see how they play with everyone healthy for the rest of the year. I mean, they just beat Boston, Celts can't suck thaaaat bad.

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Posted February 26, 2009 - 10:37 PM

Yeh they got all that talent. Just injuries always getting in their way.

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Posted February 26, 2009 - 11:17 PM

I remember I used to cringe when Lakers face em, since they got talent, and Olowokandi guarded Shaq well.




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