Despite a franchise-record 56 win season, which included a franchise-best 17 game winning streak in December, Clippers head coach, Vinny Del Negro’s, future could be in jeopardy after a first-round exit in the playoffs. According to Ramona Shelbure of ESPN Los Angeles, the Clippers are expected to make a decision on Del Negro’s future in “about a week.”
Clippers sources insist no decision has been made on Del Negro yet and that this early playoff exit won’t be the only basis upon which he’s judged. The team won a franchise-record 56 games this season and Del Negro has always had a good relationship with the team’s ownership.
The team is expected to take “about a week” to evaluate the season before making a decision on Del Negro, according to one source. Officially Del Negro’s contract runs a few more months, and the Clippers have been known to take their time with such matters — interim coach Kim Hughes famously worked several months after he was dismissed as interim head coach — but