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Hang Time Podcast (Episode 123): Featuring Brad Turner Of The Los Angeles Times

HANG TIME HEADQUARTERS — The 2012-13 season came to a spectacularly thrilling end on the court with the Miami Heat repeating as NBA champions by prevailing over the  San Antonio Spurs in an epic seven-game series, which is exactly the way you want a season to end.

But we are far from finished here at the hideout. Not only do we have to analyze what went on in The Finals (the legacies of LeBron James, Tim Duncan, Dwyane Wade, Tony Parker, Chris Bosh and Manu Ginobili were all on the line, Gregg Popovich and Erik Spoelstra, too) we’ve also got the Draft on tap Thursday night from Brooklyn and the latest twists and turns on the coaching carousel (Doc Rivers from Boston to the LA Clippers as head coach and senior vice president of basketball operations, Brian Shaw from Indiana to Denver and Dave Joerger making the 18-inch move from assistant to head coach in Memphis).

Our main man Brad Turner, a HT fave (that’s him on the intro) and the Clippers beat writer for The Los Angeles Times, has been all over the Rivers/Clippers story and joins us to help break down how it all came together … why getting Doc is so crucial to the Clippers keeping Chris Paul in free agency and how this teams will morph from the talented but suspect group we’ve watched the past two seasons into championship material worthy of a city that recognizes rings and nothing less.

You get all of that and so much more on Episode 123 of the Hang Time Podcast … 

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Clipper Nation Grows With Turiaf

HANG TIME, TEXAS – Remember how things used to be with the Clippers? They were the NBA’s version of the groundhog, coming out on rare occasion only long enough to see their shadow and then going back into hibernation.

Not anymore, Punxsutawney Phil-breath.

After a thoroughly enjoyable 40-26 season that earned them the No. 5 seed in the Western Conference and then a stirring seven-game first-round playoff series win over Memphis, the Clips have hardly spent the summer relaxing on the beach.

Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times says they have boosted their bench with another addition:

The Clippers and free-agent Ronny Turiaf have agreed to a one-year, veteran’s minimum contract worth $1.146 million, said NBA executives who were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter.

Turiaf, a 6-10, 245-pounder, will be a backup power forward and center for the Clippers.

He becomes the fifth big man for the Clippers – behind starters DeAndre Jordan, Blake Griffin and reserves Lamar Odom and Ryan Hollins – the 13th player on the roster.

Turiaf played his first three NBA seasons with the Lakers.

He played for the Washington Wizards and Miami Heat last season. (more…)