One of the longest tenured executives in the National Basketball Association, Los Angeles Clippers President and NBA Alternate Governor Andy Roeser has spent the last 25 years shaping the Clippers into one of the most exciting and fan friendly franchises on the Los Angeles sports landscape, as his forward and innovative thinking have helped build the Clippers into a competitive team focused on a return to the NBA Playoffs.
Roeser did his part to kick-start the 2009 Clippers offseason when he represented the organization at the NBA Lottery and came home with the first overall selection in the 2009 NBA Draft and the right to select consensus collegiate player of the year, Blake Griffin. After the draft, the Clippers offseason roster overhaul continued with the acquisitions of Rasual Butler, Sebastian Telfair and Craig Smith. An expert in dealing with NBA salary cap issues, Roeser negotiates all player contracts and added a total of four new players to the returning nucleus of two-time All-Star Baron Davis, two-time All-NBA Defensive Team member Marcus Camby, explosive second year guard Eric Gordon emerging third-year forward Al Thornton and steady contributor Chris Kaman.
(L-R) NBA Commissioner David Stern and Andy Roeser.
Roeser was also the driving force behind the extraordinary Los Angeles Clippers Training Center in Playa Vista which opened prior to the start of the 2008-09 campaign, serving as the point man for all aspects in the development and construction of the 42,500 square foot state-of-the-art facility that immediately took its place as one of the best in all of professional sports.
In addition, Roeser continues to raise the Clippers local profile, negotiating a new long-term exclusive broadcast rights agreement with PRIME TICKET as well as a multi-year radio agreement with KFWB 980 AM.
In charge of all facets of the team and business operations as President since 1986, Roeser started as the clubs Executive Vice President after joining the Clippers in 1984 from the accounting firm of Ernst & Young.
The President of the Los Angeles Clippers Foundation since its inception in 1994, Roeser also serves on the boards of the Los Angeles Sports Council and the Advisory Board for the Graduate Program in Sports Management at Cal State University, Long Beach.
The 50-year old Michigan native is a graduate of Michigan State University and resides in Long Beach with his wife Anne and their two children, Drew and Stephanie.