by Ryne Nelson

Mark your calendar. March 9, 2010 is now an official Clippers fan holiday. While GM Dunleavy wasn’t nearly as bad as Coach Dunleavy (some say he made smart front office decisions), the Clippers are in need of a fresh start. And that requires completely fresh faces. In the front office, especially.

From the L.A. Times:

The very last part of Mike Dunleavy’s Clippers job description – general manager — vanished Tuesday afternoon.

It came when the team announced it had severed ties with him. And it didn’t come at a hastily arranged news conference. The news arrived, via e-mail, just as the struggling Clippers started the second half of their game at Orlando.

It’s a nice step, but there’s still plenty of room for error. Who will coach the team? Will Neil Olshey remain GM? The Clippers need to do it right and bring in quality personnel to both the front office and to the coaching staff. Let’s see where Donald Sterling goes from here…