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Clippers stop short of admitting Del Negro firing was made for Chris Paul

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03:09 PM ET 05.22 | In what was the worst kept secret of all time, the Los Angeles Clippers fired head coach Vinny Del Negro on Tuesday after yet another promising season ended in playoff defeat. The reason for Del Negro's firing is perhaps the most obvious reason of all time as well -- Chris Paul didn't want him in town anymore. Clippers owner Donald Sterling spoke to the Los Angeles Times and while he didn't outright admit the firing was to please Chris Paul, he strayed pretty far away from denying it as well.

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May 22, 2013  10:17 PM ET

guilty until proven innocent.

May 22, 2013  11:30 PM ET

Some people have a pattern of getting coaches fired. While DWill gets the tag of a "coach-killer", somehow magically Paul is called "pro-active". For someone that really hasn't done in the playoffs in his entire career, Paul throws around a lot of drama. He had enough talent in LA to take them ahead, he didn't. Not saying VDN is a great coach, but sure is a pattern.

May 22, 2013  11:53 PM ET

For those watching the ECF, I can't help but scratch my head at Vogel's coaching. Deer in headlights. Poor timeouts, horrible substitutions. No shot blocker on critical possessions.

Players played really well, just out coached.

May 23, 2013  08:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

For those watching the ECF, I can't help but scratch my head at Vogel's coaching. Deer in headlights. Poor timeouts, horrible substitutions. No shot blocker on critical possessions.Players played really well, just out coached.

It happens. He got them to that 2.2 seconds. Players have to make plays. George did it twice but his blunder at the end also cost them the game.

May 23, 2013  09:17 AM ET
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Chris Paul ?I don't think he's that ruthless.

Apparently DelNegro cancelled his State Farm policy...

Why? Why? Vinny?

May 23, 2013  09:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

For those watching the ECF, I can't help but scratch my head at Vogel's coaching. Deer in headlights. Poor timeouts, horrible substitutions. No shot blocker on critical possessions.Players played really well, just out coached.

I said this on the other thread :

Vogel got out coached by Spo and if not for the miracle 3 from the ECF Finals sign plus the BS call on Wade, this ending does not happen.

For all the cry babies on here about the Heat getting calls....they didn't last night.

May 23, 2013  09:35 AM ET

On the subject posed above from Around the Web re Stacy Kiebler's bikini. I personally don't think a bikini CAN be too small; bikini wearers can be too big but that's not the bikini's fault.

May 23, 2013  09:46 AM ET

Somebody trying to steal Frank Costanza's "stop short" move again?

May 23, 2013  10:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

For those watching the ECF, I can't help but scratch my head at Vogel's coaching. Deer in headlights. Poor timeouts, horrible substitutions. No shot blocker on critical possessions.Players played really well, just out coached.

It wasn't his finest hour, was it?

 
May 23, 2013  11:42 AM ET

What? Come on, place the blame where it belongs "the team was only a highlight reel." Del Negro should not have been fired management gave him that roster to coach, he did well considering.

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