Clippers chief clarifies UH college hoops experience

Associated Press

HONOLULU (AP) - The interim chief executive of the Los Angeles Clippers is clarifying his basketball credentials, saying he played one season of freshman basketball at the University of Hawaii and wasn't very good.

A spokesman for interim Clippers CEO Dick Parsons on Thursday responded to a Deadspin report questioning Parsons' playing experience by saying the former chairman of Citigroup and Time Warner never claimed to play varsity.

Parsons spokesman Ed Adler says Parsons played on the freshman team at Hawaii during the 1964-65 school year.

Hawaii athletics officials say record keeping during the era was poor and the school has no record of anyone who played on the 1964-65 freshman team.

A student newspaper report from Oct. 27, 1964, says it was the first year Hawaii had a freshman basketball team.

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