Tuesday, March 27th, 2012 at 9:10 am  |  6 responses

Clippers Owner Donald Sterling: Vinny Del Negro’s Job Not in Danger

Despite numerous published reports that Clippers head coach Vinny Del Negro had lost the confidence of his players, and that he was in danger of getting fired, his boss says that Vinny has nothing to worry about. Reports the LA Times: “Clippers owner Donald Sterling said before the team’s Monday night game against the New Orleans Hornets that he hasn’t given any thought to making a coaching change. And he sees no reason why Vinny Del Negro won’t be the team’s coach for the remainder of the season. ‘I like him,’ said Sterling. ‘I usually follow the advice of my people, and I think they care for him, like him and want him to succeed. And I think he will.’ An Internet report that suggested Del Negro ‘has lost the team’ and players no longer ‘want to play hard for him’ sparked speculation the coach was another loss or two from being fired. ‘I don’t know where all these stories are coming from; nobody talked to me,’ Sterling said. ‘Everything is good. Would I like more wins? I’d like more. I’d like the players to develop more; I’d like to play better. But then I have great expectations, and to a certain extent they’ve been realized. To some extent they haven’t, but I’m a patient guy.’”

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  • Justin G.

    LOL! Yeah, I’d say he’s pretty patient, especially when a lot of the failures as an organization are his own. But the old vote of confidence from the GM or owner thing is never good. Usually means they’ll be gone inside a month although this time I think it’s too late to make a change this season anyway.

  • http://www.slamonline.com spit hot fiyah

    “i usually follow the advice of my people,…” yeah like that prostitute? who read that story

  • Heals

    VDN’s job not in danger, cause we all know I’m not paying 2 head coaches…

  • el larsen

    he choosed vinny cos he was the cheapest coach around,so he won’t fire him!

  • http://sdjfklfl.com Jukai

    Heals: Awesome.

  • LA Huey

    Heals speaks the truth.