Vinny Del Negro Interviews for New Orleans Pelicans Coaching Job

by May 29, 2015

The vacancy in New Orleans, largely thanks to Anthony Davis, is the most coveted coaching job in the NBA.

Vinny Del Negro is reportedly the latest former coach to throw his name in the hat; he is said to have discussed the gig with Pelicans GM Dell Demps.

VDN has been working for NBA TV since the LA Clippers fired him in 2013

Alvin Gentry, Jeff Van Gundy and Scott Skiles have also interviewed for the job.

Per Yahoo! Sports:

Del Negro emerged as a candidate based upon his successful five-year run as head coach of the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Clippers.


In five seasons he reached the playoffs four times, including the 2011-12 Western Conference semifinals. In his final season with the Clippers, Del Negro led the franchise to its best regular season in history, winning 56 games. His career record is 210-184.


Del Negro was credited with playing a part in the development of several talented young players in both jobs. He worked in the Phoenix Suns’ front office, where he ascended from player personnel director to assistant general manager. Del Negro had a 13-year playing career in the NBA.