CHICAGO It all began right here, when Vinny Del Negro took his first NBA head-coaching job with the Bulls. It lasted just two years, Del Negro getting fired after taking Chicago to playoff appearances in 2009 and 2010.
Del Negro now is in his third season with the Clippers, his second opportunity to be a head coach.
In his fifth season leading an NBA team, Del Negro said he has grown as a coach from "just the experience of doing it."
"I think you get better every year," Del Negro said before the Clippers played the Bulls on Tuesday night.
"You're always looking to get better individually and make your team better."
The Clippers picked up Del Negro's contract option over the summer after he led the team
to the second round of the Western Conference playoffs last season.
He doesn't have a deal beyond this season, but it's not something Del Negro said he worries about.
"I have to continually grow as a coach," Del Negro said. "I'm a young coach in the league. ... I've picked th...