Found May 30, 2012 on Fox Sports West:
CULVER CITY, CA -- Looking at the Clippers' 40-26 recorda franchise-best 60.6 winning percentageand an appearance in the second round of the playoffs for only the second time in the Donald Sterling Era--picking up the option on Coach Vinny Del Negro's contract seemed to be a no-brainer. These are the Clippers, however, an organization still fighting to overcome a perception of ineptness and frustration, also germane to the Sterling Era. Critics continually refuse to believe that recently the Clips have actually acted like a model NBA franchise under Sterling, President Andy Roeser and General Manager Neil Olshey, and the perception now seems unfair. Nevertheless, when the announcement was made that Del Negro would be back for his third year, the skeptics were out in force. On a conference call with reporters, Del Negro was asked if he was worried because the team waited a while to make the official statement "No, not really," said Del Negro, who has a 72-76 rec...

Clippers to retain Vinny Del Negro as coach

The Clippers informed Coach Vinny Del Negro Tuesday that the team will pick up his contract option for the 2012-13 season, said sources that were not authorized to publicly speak on the matter. Clippers owner Donald Sterling, president Andy Roeser and vice president of basketball operations Neil Olshey came to the conclusion that Del Negro would at least finish his third year as...

Del Negro to return as Clippers coach

Vinny Del Negro will be back as coach of the Los Angeles Clippers next season. The team said Tuesday that it has exercised its contract option on him to return for a third season. Del Negro led the Clippers to a 40-26 record during the lockout-shortened season and the second round of the playoffs, where they were swept by the San Antonio Spurs. Their winning percentage of 60.6...

Vinny Del Negro to be back with Clippers next season

Vinny Del Negro never jumped through my television screen looking like lob city personified to me this season. Maybe it's the mullet-y hairstyle he's been rocking since his playing days, or maybe it's something else. Whatever the case, I didn't think he'd be back as head coach of the Los Angeles Clippers next season. There was talk of unhappiness with Del Negro...

Clippers' coach Del Negro will return next season

The Los Angeles Clippers announced Tuesday that they have picked up their option on coach Vinny Del Negro's contract, which means he will return as the team's coach next season. The Clippers had until June 1 to decide whether to bring Del Negro back for his third season with the Clippers, and it was unclear what they would do. The preseason acquisition of Chris Paul...

Vinny Del Negro Returning to Clippers is Fair, But Not Necessarily Right Move

Vinny Del Negro's shortcomings have been well-documented by the most rabid Clippers fans (yes, those exist) who never pull any punches on blogs. In stints with the Bulls and Clippers, Del Negro has shown little ability to coach offense or defense, although rumor has it he could be a fiend with the special teams. The best anyone honestly said about Del Negro this season was that...

Clips need better coach than Del Negro

The Los Angeles Clippers found a way to lose twice in the postseason. First came their second-round sweep at the hands of the San Antonio Spurs earlier this month. Now they've decided to bring back head coach Vinny Del Negro for one more season. There are a multitude of reasons the Clippers might have chosen to pick up Del Negro's option for the 2012-13 season, a move they...

Clippers to bring back Del Negro to coach 2012-2013 season

The Clippers have picked up the contract option for Vinny Del Negro, meaning the veteran coach will be returning to the Clippers for the 2012-2013 season. Del Negro led the Clippers to a 40-26 record this past season and the second round of the NBA playoffs for only the second time in franchise history. There [...]

Report: Pau Gasol Would Like to Play for Chicago Bulls

It's not even the NBA offseason yet, but we already have our first crazy rumor. Sam Smith of reports that, according to Lakers insiders, Pau Gasol would like to play for the Chicago Bulls. Smith reported the rumor in an article in which he discusses Chicago's offseason plans. He said that Gasol and Kobe Bryant were constantly at odds this season, and that they ...

Pau Gasol interested in playing for the Bulls, says Bulls website

Derrick Rose previously said that he would love for Pau Gasol to join him on the Bulls. And if you want to believe the Bulls’ own website, Gasol, probably on his way out of Los Angeles, doesn’t think that’s such a bad idea, either. Here’s The interesting part, according to Lakers’ insiders, is Gasol would like to play for the Bulls. And what you hardly need any...

Wolves announce preseason schedule

MINNEAPOLIS-The Timberwolves announced their two-game preseason schedule for 2012 on Tuesday. The team will face off against the Chicago Bulls on Oct. 13 and Maccabi Bazan Haifa, which plays in the Israeli Basketball Super League, on Oct. 16. Both games will tip off at 7 p.m. at the Target Center. The game against Maccabi Bazan Haifa will be the Timberwolves' first-ever game...
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