LOS ANGELES (AP) – A judge says he wants jury selection in Elgin Baylor’s lawsuit against the Los Angeles Clippers and the NBA to begin.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Kenneth Freeman says he wants jury selection to start Friday or Monday.
He has yet to rule on motions by the Clippers and the NBA, asking that Baylor’s race and age discrimination case be dismissed.
But he did begin hearing pretrial motions in the case, which began in February 2009.
Team officials say Baylor, the Clippers’ former general manager, resigned in October 2008 after 22 years with the team.
But Baylor, who is black, claims in his 2009 lawsuit that he was “discriminated against and unceremoniously released from his position with the team on account of his age and his race.”
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