Found March 23, 2012 on Crossover Chronicles:
Every morning, we'll give you five things from the night before in the NBA to start your day. 1:  The Del Negro watch is on The Los Angeles Clippers... the sudden contenders upon acquiring Chris Paul... are now one game from being out of the playoffs.  The 8th seeded Houston Rockets are tied with the Clippers in the win column, and have just one more loss.   The situation for the Clippers is dire, and the loss last night to the Hornets sure as hell didn't help.  And when things fall apart this bad, this quickly, it's on the coach to get it back together.  Vinny Del Negro, however, isn't.  It's not entirely his fault, but he's getting most of the blame.  The Clippers are still missing pieces on the floor... the glue guys... to will do dirty work, take (and make) the un-glorious mid-range shots, and get gritty on the defensive end.  Del Negro, meanwhile, hasn't done a damn thing to make the current talent work better together.  There's no wrinkl...

Clippers stand by head coach Del Negro

The Los Angeles Clippers rallied around head coach Vinny Del Negro with a 101-85 win over the Memphis Grizzlies Saturday.Del Negro has been sitting on the hot seat following the Clippers’ recent three-game road losing skid. Rumors were swirling that the team was going to fire Del Negro, who has little head coaching experience."Somebody kind of told me what was being said about...

Clippers' defense excels in win over Grizzlies

LOS ANGELES When Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro wrapped up his meeting with reporters Saturday morning before making his way to the gallows er, the basketball court he smiled and had a message for the room. "Everybody relax," Del Negro said. "Take a deep breath. It's OK." After losing three in row and moving perilously close to the edge of the playoff...

Del Negro Feeling The Pressure, Explodes At Clippers Players After Loss To Thunder

Just a few weeks ago, conversation about the Los Angeles Clippers centered on whether they could hold on and defeat their co-tenants at the Staples Center for the Pacific Division Title; as well as far they would advance in the Post Season after going home at the conclusion of the regular season, for what seemed to be an eternity for the club’s fans. The Clippers looked like they...

Del Negro Rips Into Clippers Following Blowout Loss To Thunder

The media heard Vinny Del Negro yelling at his team through the arena walls following their blowout loss at Oklahoma City.

Report: Del Negro losing his team, job may be next

The Los Angeles Clippers lost their third game in a row last night, falling to the Hornets in Chris Paul's first game in the Big Easy since he was traded last December.  They've now lost six of their last ten and haven't looked great in many of their recent victories.  Wednesday night, Editor & Chief (and Clippers season ticket holder) Bill Simmons...

Report: Austin Rivers is turning pro

CBS Sports reports Austin Rivers is leaving Duke after one season: The 6-foot-3 freshman will sign with an agent and forgo his remaining eligibly, multiple sources told Rivers, the son of Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers, averaged 15.5 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.1 assists this past season in Durham. Rivers, according to multiple NBA executives, is expected...

Report: Duke's Rivers to enter draft

Duke guard Austin Rivers is set to leave the Blue Devils after one season to enter the NBA Draft, CBS Sports reported Friday. The son of Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers will soon sign with an agent and is expected to be a lottery pick in the June 28 draft, according to the report. But the university said Friday that Rivers has not yet made a decision. "Austin Rivers is discussing...

Duke expects Rivers' NBA decision next week

Duke expects guard Austin Rivers to decide next week whether he will enter the NBA draft early. Team spokesman Matt Plizga said Friday that Rivers will discuss his future plans with his family this weekend, and an announcement on his future is expected next week. The son of Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers averaged a team-leading 15.5 points and was a unanimous selection as the...

Clippers Rebound With Home Win Against Memphis

Los Angeles -- Coming off a tough 0-3 road trip that had produced whispers of coach Vinny Del Negro's demise, the Los Angeles Clippers turned things around with a convincing 101-85 blowout win at home over the Memphis Grizzlies in front of 19,060 at Staples Center. Los Angeles was led by Blake Griffin's 20 points, 10 boards, and 5 assists.  Chris Paul also contributed...

Austin Rivers reportedly to turn pro after just one season at Duke

  Austin Rivers, son of current Celtics coach Doc Rivers, is reportedly ready to leave Duke and turn pro. Per, Rivers will hire an agent, ending his college eligibility after just one season playing for Coach K. Rivers was one of the most highly recruited players coming into college in 2011. The shooting guard [...]

Austin Rivers surprises no one, heads to the NBA

Duke's leading scorer Austin Rivers is headed to the NBA.  A formal announcement will come next week at some point, but this should be no surprise to anyone. Let's check real quick, raise your hand if this surprises you.  You, with your hand up, put it down.  You knew this was happening before the season started, you knew it after Rivers knocked down the game-winner against...

Vote: Did Austin Rivers Make the Right Decision To Turn Pro?

For the second year in a row, the Duke men's basketball team has had a superstar declare his eligibility for the NBA draft after his freshman year. Last season, it was phenom Kyrie Irving who made the jump to the pros after one year, and he was drafted by the Cavaliers as the first overall pick. One year later, first-year shooting guard Austin Rivers finds himself in the same...

Report: Duke Guard Austin Rivers to Enter NBA Draft, Will Sign With Agent (Video)

By this time next season, Duke freshman Austin Rivers will be in the same league as his father, Celtics coach Doc Rivers. The 6-foot-3 guard will enter the 2012 NBA draft and sign with an agent, CBS Sports reported Friday. Rivers earned ACC Rookie of the Year honors after leading Duke to a second-place finish in the Atlantic Coast Conference, averaging 15.5 points, 3.4 rebounds and...

Clippers FO Wanted Del Negro FIred; Sterling Said No

WHELP!!! According to Bill Simmons, the Clippers front office was bursting at the seams to fire Vinny Del Negro, but Donald Sterling overruled it.  

Celtics showing signs of becoming the team Danny Ainge envisioned

The Boston Celtics played home game after home game to begin the season, but the March road trip loomed like a gallows in the distance, ready and waiting to execute the Celtics in one eight-games-in-13-days stretch. Doc Rivers claimed not to be worried. The road would galvanize his squad, he said, mold it into a cohesive unit, tie it closer at the seams.And here the Celtics have...
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