More from Elgin Baylor on Donald Sterling’s Racist Ways

It’s been pretty well established that Donald Sterling is a less-than-awesome human being, and Elgin Baylor’s latest court testimony against his old boss does nothing to change that fact. From the LA Times: “Hall of Famer and former Clippers executive Elgin Baylor  offered several instances of what he called team owner Donald Sterling’s ‘plantation mentality’ and alleged that Sterling once rejected a coaching candidate because of race, according to court documents obtained by The Times. Baylor’s contentions came under questioning from Sterling’s lawyer in a deposition in Baylor’s lawyer’s office nearly a year ago. They were contained in voluminous court documents supporting motions for summary judgment from the Clippers and the NBA … In court papers, Baylor said that Jim Brewer, then an assistant with the Clippers, wanted the chance to interview for the head coaching job after Bill Fitch was dismissed following the 1997-98 season. ‘I believe he [Sterling] was a little reluctant at first but I said, ‘We owe him that courtesy.’ So we go there and we sit down and Brewer starts talking about his qualifications, that he believed he could do the job of being the head coach,’ Baylor said in court papers. ‘And when he finished, Donald said something that was very shocking to me. He said, ‘Personally, I would like to have a white Southern coach coaching poor black players. And I was shocked. And he looked at me and said, ‘Do you think that’s a racist statement?’ I said, ‘Absolutely. That’s plantation mentality.'”