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Even after the miraculous come back, Chris Paul still looks really mad at coach Vinny Del Negro. 
Also, Clip Set, you guys still have to win three more games. 
Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images

Even after the miraculous come back, Chris Paul still looks really mad at coach Vinny Del Negro. 

Also, Clip Set, you guys still have to win three more games. 

Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images

Another night, another close Clippers lose and Vinny Del Negro still has a job. 
While I didn’t watch all of the game last night, I did see the Clippers’ .2 seconds left on the game clock lob attempt and began to wonder why DeAndre Jordan, one of the best in game dunkers was sitting on the bench. DeAndre Jordan is really great at handling lobs, but not in the clutch? If Del Negro isn’t keen on playing Jordan, then the team should find a way to trade him for a shooting guard. Or the Clippers should find a coach that will actually use Jordan and learn how to develop his skill set. 
Photo by Chris Chambers/Getty Images

Another night, another close Clippers lose and Vinny Del Negro still has a job. 

While I didn’t watch all of the game last night, I did see the Clippers’ .2 seconds left on the game clock lob attempt and began to wonder why DeAndre Jordan, one of the best in game dunkers was sitting on the bench. DeAndre Jordan is really great at handling lobs, but not in the clutch? If Del Negro isn’t keen on playing Jordan, then the team should find a way to trade him for a shooting guard. Or the Clippers should find a coach that will actually use Jordan and learn how to develop his skill set. 

Photo by Chris Chambers/Getty Images

Following Chauncey Billups’ season ending injury, the Los Angeles Clippers have become a  500 team. A sad pattern has developed: Chris Paul gives everything he can possibly give to get a win one night only to come short the following. Chris Paul’s heroics against the Houston Rockets on Sunday pushed the game in overtime and ultimately won. Last night after being fouled by Minnesota’s Derrick Williams, Chris Paul misses the final free throw that would’ve sent the game into overtime for a second night in a row. Obviously, Paul’s recent troubles closing out a game has sparked or perhaps jokingly sparked the “CP3 isn’t clutch” debate on Twitter, but is Paul really to blame for the Clippers’ post Chauncey short comings? 
The Clippers could’ve solved some of the post Chauncey woes by signing the once exiled JR Smith, but the Clippers didn’t have a lot of money to offer and it was the height of Linsanity. So, it made more sense for Smith to go where the money and most media attention was. There also isn’t a tremendous amount of depth to the Clippers which may make a potential trade to rent a veteran difficult. Also do you trade Mo Williams, who’s accounts for a majority of the Clippers’ bench points and hope that Randy Foye and Ryan Gomes can hold down the fort while the starters rest? Donald Sterling probably tighten up the purse strings making things more difficult for general manager Neil Olshey. 
Despite all of these aforementioned problems, the Clippers’ biggest problem is coach Vinny Del Negro. Del Negro, who’s in the final year of his contract, isn’t doing anything at all. Del Negro is the high school teacher that’s just as excited about summer vacation as the students are. He’s just counting down the minutes until he doesn’t have to worry about creating a defensive scheme that would neutralize Kevin Love’s outside shooting. Vinny Del Negro is more of a placebo than an authority figure. 
I don’t know who could replace Del Negro, but Clippers should send him off to summer vacation now before the team barely sneak into the playoffs. 

Following Chauncey Billups’ season ending injury, the Los Angeles Clippers have become a  500 team. A sad pattern has developed: Chris Paul gives everything he can possibly give to get a win one night only to come short the following. Chris Paul’s heroics against the Houston Rockets on Sunday pushed the game in overtime and ultimately won. Last night after being fouled by Minnesota’s Derrick Williams, Chris Paul misses the final free throw that would’ve sent the game into overtime for a second night in a row. Obviously, Paul’s recent troubles closing out a game has sparked or perhaps jokingly sparked the “CP3 isn’t clutch” debate on Twitter, but is Paul really to blame for the Clippers’ post Chauncey short comings? 

The Clippers could’ve solved some of the post Chauncey woes by signing the once exiled JR Smith, but the Clippers didn’t have a lot of money to offer and it was the height of Linsanity. So, it made more sense for Smith to go where the money and most media attention was. There also isn’t a tremendous amount of depth to the Clippers which may make a potential trade to rent a veteran difficult. Also do you trade Mo Williams, who’s accounts for a majority of the Clippers’ bench points and hope that Randy Foye and Ryan Gomes can hold down the fort while the starters rest? Donald Sterling probably tighten up the purse strings making things more difficult for general manager Neil Olshey. 

Despite all of these aforementioned problems, the Clippers’ biggest problem is coach Vinny Del Negro. Del Negro, who’s in the final year of his contract, isn’t doing anything at all. Del Negro is the high school teacher that’s just as excited about summer vacation as the students are. He’s just counting down the minutes until he doesn’t have to worry about creating a defensive scheme that would neutralize Kevin Love’s outside shooting. Vinny Del Negro is more of a placebo than an authority figure. 

I don’t know who could replace Del Negro, but Clippers should send him off to summer vacation now before the team barely sneak into the playoffs. 

Vinny Del Negro asking the big questions like “How do I still have a job?” after the Clippers drop another one in Minnesota tonight. 

Vinny Del Negro asking the big questions like “How do I still have a job?” after the Clippers drop another one in Minnesota tonight. 

That awkward moment when Vinny Del Negro’s nose is touching your cheek

That awkward moment when Vinny Del Negro’s nose is touching your cheek

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Word on the streets is that Vinny Del Negro has just been fired from the Bulls coaching staff.
Moments later, Joakim Noah was outside Vinny’s house holding up a boombox and playing this song.

Word on the streets is that Vinny Del Negro has just been fired from the Bulls coaching staff.

Moments later, Joakim Noah was outside Vinny’s house holding up a boombox and playing this song.

This is Vinny Del Negro, tonight, watching his Bulls struggle.
When they desperately needed a win, they gave up against the New Jersey Nets, who seem to be playing with a renewed vigour. By which I mean, sometimes they move their feet on defense, and they’re no longer jacking up half court shots on every possession ‘just to see if I can get it in.’
Incidentally, this photo encapsulates the Del Negro era in Chicago: Vinny screaming into the cold, dead night, surrounded by fans and assistant coaches — and yet all alone.

This is Vinny Del Negro, tonight, watching his Bulls struggle.

When they desperately needed a win, they gave up against the New Jersey Nets, who seem to be playing with a renewed vigour. By which I mean, sometimes they move their feet on defense, and they’re no longer jacking up half court shots on every possession ‘just to see if I can get it in.’

Incidentally, this photo encapsulates the Del Negro era in Chicago: Vinny screaming into the cold, dead night, surrounded by fans and assistant coaches — and yet all alone.

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