L.A. Clippers

Founded: 1970
Team Owner: Steve Ballmer
Head Coach: Glenn "Doc" Rivers
Team Icon: Blake Griffin
Overall Record: 1360-2200
D-League Affiliate: Santa Cruz Warriors
Championships: nada
Arena: Staples Center
Arena Capacity: 19,060
Arena Co-Tenants: Los Angeles Kings (NHL), Los Angeles Sparks (WNBA)
City: Los Angeles, CA
Website: www.clippers.com
L.A. Clippers

Not long after this one time Buffalo Braves franchise opted to relocate to San Diego in 1978, team owners decided a name change was in order since Braves didn't very much reflect the Southern California identity. A name-the-team contest ensued with many more suitable options. 

Out of all the submissions, the name Clippers was chosen which was a reference to San Diego being home to numerous large sailing ships in the 19th century that were at the time called 'clippers'. The team moved to Los Angeles in 1984 but retained the Clippers name.

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