Vinny Del Negro Fired By the LA Clippers

by May 21, 2013

According to multiple published reports and Vinny Del Negro himself, the Los Angeles Clippers have let their head coach go. VDN amassed a 128-102 record in three seasons as the Clippers’ bench boss. Per Yahoo! Sports: “Despite considerable success and progress in his two seasons as coach, Del Negro was unable to withstand a first-round Western Conference loss to the Memphis Grizzlies and a free agent-to-be superstar, Chris Paul, who wanted a different coach, league sources said. Del Negro did not have a contract beyond this season. Del Negro was informed of the decision on Tuesday afternoon. Memphis Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins – who will be a free agent at season’s end – is a candidate for the job, league sources said. Another possible target, Stan Van Gundy, has said that he plans to sit out next season. Golden State assistant Mike Malone – who worked with Paul in New Orleans – could be a candidate too, sources said.”