The Los Angeles Clippers made several upgrades this offseason, but with Neil Olshey accepting the GM job in Portland, Donald Sterling and company now have a major void to fill in the front office. In an extensive interview with ESPN earlier this week, franchise centerpiece Blake Griffin provided the ultimate co-sign for longtime Clippers scout and Director of Player Personnel Gary Sacks to step in and take over the reigns: “Griffin credited the Clippers’ offseason in large part to Gary Sacks, who is the frontrunner to replace Neil Olshey as the general manager after Olshey left to take the general manager job with the Portland Trail Blazers. If it were up to Griffin, Sacks would have already been named the general manager by now. ‘I think Gary has put in his time,’ Griffin said. ‘He’s been with the Clippers for a long time and you see the job he did in stepping in for Neil when he left and the job he’s done with the program. All the players love him. He definitely has the player’s vote for GM. If he doesn’t get the GM job I’ll be shocked and a little disappointed because I think he deserves it and I think everybody else thinks he deserves it. We’re behind Gary 100 percent and hope it’s going to be him.’”