Tuesday, May 29th, 2012 at 4:57 pm  |  20 responses

Vinny Del Negro Will Return As Clippers Coach

The Los Angeles Clippers announced today that head coach Vinny Del Negro will remain with the team for the 2012-13 season, after picking up the coach’s option for next season. From a press release on the team’s website: “The Los Angeles Clippers announced today that the team has exercised its option for Vinny Del Negro to continue as Head Coach for the 2012-13 NBA season. As usual, no contract terms were announced. The Clippers will hold a media conference call later today with Del Negro and Vice President of Basketball Operations Neil Olshey.” ESPN’s Marc Stein also reported the deal via Twitter:

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  • Heals

    NYK and LAC have coaching ceilings that prevent either from realistically consider winning Chips…

  • D12FSU

    What’s the opposite of ‘this makes sense’

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

    this doesn’t make sense is what u r looking for

  • Danno

    This is why I didn’t renew my season tics. Ownership is a joke.

  • Fresh Boirdee

    @D12 I think the work you are looking for is “Asinine”

  • Joe

    Here’s me thinking the Clips actually wanted to win but VDN isnt good enough as he proved at Chicago and this season with a good team and decent bench. The Clips risk losing CP3 and blake with moves like this!

  • TheWhiteMarkPrice

    This is terrible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • LA Huey

    …to the dismay of Clipper players.

  • Mike Mihalow

    *until Chris Paul gets him fired.

  • toinefan88

    Wow is he that bad? What am I missing?

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  • chris

    He wont last the whole season. The clips, if neil olshey comes back, will let vinny get a full training camp and probably the first two weeks of the regular season to see what happens. If vinny plays this predictable pick and roll offense and continues with his dumb subs/rotation patterns, he’ll be gone. Can’t risk losin cp3 because of a lack of offensive flow during games (even if blake re-signs).

  • http://www.slamonline.com Slick Ric

    Aw hell naw, Getting swept by the Spurs would of been the perfect excuse to let him go but now they’re just impeding the teams progress.

  • blakos

    Another 2nd round playoff exit coming up!

  • Drig

    Good job Clips’ FO. Another season includes not bothering about the Clips…

  • http://slamonline Iamorange….sometimes.

    C’mon now, lets be politically corect, eh? Congrats to Vinny Del Afro-American…

  • bombsquad

    Terrible Terrible day for clippers fans…Del Negro is the worst. The clippers are quickly becoming a very popular destination for big names, so why not a top coach? One of the Van Gundy brothers? D’antoni? Anyone would be better in that spot than VDN…

  • http://slam FLIGHT 9

    welcome back vinny… goodbye blake and cp3. one of the most stupid coach in the history of the game….. BYRON scott, vinny del negro, rambis, mike brown…..

  • http://moontain.org Fredd

    one more year LOST … great

  • http://moontain.org Fredd

    trade him for a bottle of gatorade