Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Sad to see Elgin go

Sorry to see Elgin Baylor leave the Clips after 22 seasons in LA.

In 1987, the Clippers hired me right out of college to sell season tickets at the old LA Sports Arena. A few months later, Elgin and Barry Hecker, recognizing that I didn't have much of a future as a salesman, allowed me to do some legwork in preparation for the draft. For that, I am forever indebted.

Easygoing, gracious, loyal, and amiable Elgin is one of the "good guys" in pro sports.

As Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak put it:

"For the last 40 years, Elgin has been a part of basketball, so I'm saddened by this."