Draft Picks, Trades, and Free Agent Signings

  • In some cases the starting date and/or ending date for an executive could not be found, so conservative estimates are used in their place.
    Therefore, transactions from the beginning and/or end of an executive's tenure with a particular franchise may be missing from the register below.

    Los Angeles Clippers Franchise   (June 6, 1980 - January 28, 1981)

  • June 10, 1980: Selected Michael Brooks (1st round, 9th pick) and Wally Rank (5th round, 99th pick) in the 1980 NBA Draft.

  • August 28, 1980: Traded World B. Free to the Golden State Warriors for Phil Smith and a 1984 1st round draft pick (Lancaster Gordon was later selected).

  • October 14, 1980: Signed Gar Heard as a veteran free agent and sent a 1981 3rd round draft pick (Sam Clancy was later selected) and a 1983 3rd round draft pick (Derek Whittenburg was later selected) to the Phoenix Suns as compensation. The compensatory draft picks were sent to San Diego on February 3, 1981.

  • October 28, 1980: Signed Henry Bibby as a free agent.

  • November 4, 1980: Signed Ron Davis as a free agent.

  • 1981: Signed Rock Lee as a free agent.

  • January 9, 1981: Signed Jerome Whitehead as a free agent.

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