Agua Caliente Clippers

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Agua Caliente Clippers
Agua Caliente Clippers logo
LeagueNBA G League
Founded2017
HistoryAgua Caliente Clippers of Ontario
2017–present
ArenaCitizens Business Bank Arena
LocationOntario, California
Team colorsRed, blue, silver[1]
              
General managerDee Brown
Head coachBrian Adams
OwnershipLos Angeles Clippers
Affiliation(s)Los Angeles Clippers
Championships0
Conference titles0
Division titles0
Websiteaguacaliente.gleague.nba.com

The Agua Caliente Clippers of Ontario are an American professional basketball team of the NBA G League announced to begin play for the 2017–18 season. The franchise is owned by and affiliated with the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The team is based in Ontario, California.

History[edit]

From 2009 to 2014, the Clippers had been affiliated with the former Bakersfield Jam before the Jam switched to a single affiliation with the Phoenix Suns. In December 2015, Doc Rivers, head coach of the Los Angeles Clippers, mentioned the need for the Clippers to own an NBA Development League team.[2]

In April 2017, the Clippers were reported to be looking to add a minor league affiliate in the NBA Development League in either in nearby Ontario or Bakersfield for the 2017–18 season.[3][4] In May 2017, the Clippers reportedly had settled on the Ontario location and possibly be calling the team the Agua Caliente Clippers.[5][6] On May 15, the Agua Caliente Clippers of Ontario were announced.[7] The team is named after the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, a federally recognized tribe with resorts and casinos in Palm Springs and are the presenting sponsor of the Clippers.

Season-by-season[edit]

Season Division Regular season Playoffs
Finish Wins Losses Pct.
Agua Caliente Clippers
2017–18 Pacific 5th 23 27 .460
Regular season record 23 27 .460
Playoff record 0 0 .000

Current roster[edit]

Agua Caliente Clippers roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
F 8 Artis, Jamel 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 213 lb (97 kg) 1993–01–12 Pittsburgh
F 33 Avila, J. J. 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 235 lb (107 kg) 1991–10–11 Colorado State
F 25 Bennett, Anthony 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 245 lb (111 kg) 1993–03–14 UNLV
C 31 Delgado, Ángel (TW) 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 245 lb (111 kg) 1994–11–20 Seton Hall
G 5 Fields, Brandon 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1988–08–13 Nevada
G 1 Holland, DeMarcus 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 179 lb (81 kg) 1994–03–02 Texas
G 7 Lecomte, Manu 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 170 lb (77 kg) 1995–08–16 Baylor
F 32 Loving, Marc 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1994–09–16 Ohio State
F 15 Motley, Johnathan (TW) 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 230 lb (104 kg) 1995–05–04 Baylor
F 24 Roberson, Tyler 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 226 lb (103 kg) 1994–11–27 Syracuse
F 20 Rodriguez, Desi 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 240 lb (109 kg) 1996–03–23 Seton Hall
G 11 Taylor, Evan 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 204 lb (93 kg) 1996–04–11 Nebraska
G 0 Thornwell, Sindarius (NBA) 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1994–11–15 South Carolina
Head coach
  • Brian Adams
Assistant coach(es)
  • Eugene Burroughs (Associate Coach)
  • Zendon Hamilton
  • Brian Boyle (Player Development Coach)
  • Colby Claridy (Athletic Trainer)
  • Elbert Denina (Associate Athletic Trainer)
  • Mickey Lee (Strength & Conditioning Coach)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • (NBA) On assignment from NBA affiliate
  • (TW) Two-way affiliate player
  • (I) Inactive
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Last transaction: 2019–01–24

Radio and television[edit]

Play-by-play Brian S. Arrington and Analyst Eddie Talbert, Jr. of Fox Sports 1350 AM/Riverside comprise the television broadcast team.

Affiliates[edit]

Coaches[edit]

# Head coach Term Regular season Playoffs Achievements
G W L Win% G W L Win%
1 Casey Hill[8] 2017–2018 50 23 27 .460
2 Brian Adams 2018–present

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Agua Caliente Clippers of Ontario Reproduction Guideline Sheet". NBA Properties, Inc. August 30, 2017. Retrieved August 30, 2017.
  2. ^ "Doc Rivers says the Clippers 'need' their own D-League team". Fox Sports. December 17, 2015.
  3. ^ "LA Clippers eyeing D-League team for 2017-18 season". D-League Digest. April 15, 2017.
  4. ^ "LA Clippers looking to add D-League affiliate". NBA.com. April 29, 2017.
  5. ^ "Sources: Clippers to make Agua Caliente Clippers of Ontario D-League team". ESPN.com. May 9, 2017.
  6. ^ Oram, Bill (May 10, 2017). "Clippers close to making Ontario D-League team a reality". Los Angeles Daily News. Retrieved July 13, 2017.
  7. ^ "L.A. Clippers Purchase NBA Development League Team". NBA G League. May 15, 2017. Retrieved July 13, 2017.
  8. ^ "G-League: Agua Caliente Clippers Find Head Coach in Casey Hill". Fansided. July 19, 2017.

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