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Clippers looking for a reason to turf Del Negro?

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08:20 AM ET 04.19 | How many Clippers coaches can say they have a winning record? But there's a feeling within the Clippers that the players and the organization could do better with someone else. I'd suggest a psychiatrist. The front office turned sour on [Vinny Del Negro] earlier this season when he chatted with Celtics' boss Danny Ainge about a deal to acquire Kevin Garnett. They felt it wasn't his place to do so. Hard feelings remain. Del Negro also isn't as sold on keeping DeAndre Jordan as the front office is, and so there are grounds for continued conflict. ... Like everyone else, the Clippers underrated the guy who took a mediocre Bulls' team to the playoffs twice, nearly knocking off the No. 1-seeded Celtics as the No. 8-seeded team.

Los Angeles Times

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April 19, 2013  08:40 AM ET

The Bulls made the playoffs despite of Del Negro, not because of.

What happened with the same roster when Thibs stepped?

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April 19, 2013  08:54 AM ET

I can't believe there is no T&R about BScott? I guess BScott is not an option for the Clippers.

April 19, 2013  09:00 AM ET

The Clippers are getting too big for their own britches. Not only do they finally get to a respectable place in the league, they actually get respect. Now they want to fire the Captain of the ship because he discussed bringing an all time great player (KG) to this [previously] joke of a franchise and wants to get rid of a guy that can't hit free throws as good as Shaq did?

How dare Vinny have the audacity to want to improve a franchise that became a real team in the NBA? The Sterling Maroon Squad at it's finest. SMH...

If they fire him, I hope he takes another cellar dweller to the promised land and the Clippers return to what they used to be, a YMCA team.

April 19, 2013  09:03 AM ET
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The Clippers are getting too big for their own britches. Not only do they finally get to a respectable place in the league, they actually get respect. Now they want to fire the Captain of the ship because he discussed bringing an all time great player (KG) to this [previously] joke of a franchise and wants to get rid of a guy that can't hit free throws as good as Shaq did? How dare Vinny have the audacity to want to improve a franchise that became a real team in the NBA? The Sterling Maroon Squad at it's finest. SMH... If they fire him, I hope he takes another cellar dweller to the promised land and the Clippers return to what they used to be, a YMCA team.

Good post Eli.

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April 19, 2013  09:12 AM ET

Why are they searching for a reason? They run their own franchise don't they? If they want to fire him just do it.

April 19, 2013  09:15 AM ET
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BScott would be a good temporary coach for the Clippers - meaning, for a year or two.After that, Chris Paul would lead the team in tuning him out, and he would be forced out - just as he was in Jersey and now in Cleveland.

CP3 didn't get along w/ BScott that's why BScott was fired in NO.

April 19, 2013  09:19 AM ET
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BScott would be a good temporary coach for the Clippers - meaning, for a year or two.After that, Chris Paul would lead the team in tuning him out, and he would be forced out - just as he was in Jersey and now in Cleveland.

Perhaps Phil Jackson will re-emerge in LA. Coaching the Clippers.

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April 19, 2013  09:28 AM ET

Why mess with things? you finally have things going well and you decide you wanna switch it up, why?

April 19, 2013  09:29 AM ET

Ready To Fall On Your Sword, Bro?

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April 19, 2013  09:35 AM ET
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Huh ?? Have you read the articles recently ? Phil made it clear that he will never coach again.He only wants a cushy front-office position.

I did not know that. That's probably best.

April 19, 2013  09:36 AM ET
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Very good comment.Was waiting for someone to say the obvious.

I mean seriously, this team has been a running punchline for most of it's existence in the league, you should try and maintain a high level as long as possible unless you know you have somebody better walking through the door.

 
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