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There has been lots of conjecture as to how big a role, Los Angeles Clippers All-Star point guard Chris Paul played in the dismissal of head coach Vinny Del Negro, last month, after the club was knocked-out in the first round of the NBA Playoffs. Rumors started flying as soon as they dismissed the former coach, however the Clippers declined comment on the topic until Friday, as the “Los Angeles Times” reports that the team addressed the matter and stated that Paul was not a factor in the decision. Los Angeles Vice President Of Basketball Operations Gary Sacks, told the press that the firing was an “organizational decision.” Del Negro took the Clippers to their best record in franchise history, winning the Pacific Division with a 56-26 mark, however the team soured on him when they lost in the first round of the Post Season to the Memphis Grizzlies. Sacks told reporters “When we decided not to extend a contract offer to Vinny, it was an organizational decision from the top down. The ...
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