Clippers Vinny Del Negro Future in Doubt


Am I the only one who remembers Vinny De Negro when he played with the Spurs?

I don’t think I am that old, but I remember it vividly. More people know him know as the coach of Flop City, but he might not be the coach for long.

Decision will be made soon.

Del Negro’s status must be resolved by next Friday at the latest thanks to the June 1 deadline in his contract for the Clippers to either pick up or decline their third-year team option.

Sources told that the decision rests largely with Clippers owner Donald Sterling, which could help Del Negro.

It is not immediately clear whether a strong crop of out-of-work coaches — such as Mike D’Antoni, Nate McMillan and the recently fired Stan Van Gundy — might influence the Clippers’ call on Del Negro. But NBA coaching sources said Thursday the Clippers, should they decide to move in another direction, would probably target two coaches who aren’t free agents to see if there’s any shot at prying one of them loose: Oklahoma City’s Scott Brooks and New Orleans’ Monty Williams.