These should be happy times for the Los Angeles Clippers. After making two straight playoff appearances and supplanting the Lakers as L.A.'s best team, the Clips are poised to find continued success in the coming years. Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan, and Eric Bledsoe make up a promising young core, Vinny Del Negro's…
T.J. Simers's ability to antagonize pretty much everyone he covers is legendary. So it's twistedly fitting that he's the only L.A. writer to directly call up Donald Sterling, and get the worst owner in sports to be brutally honest about why Vinny Del Negro had to go.
The Clippers have reportedly fired Vinny Del Negro. Let the Phil Jackson-to-the-the-Clippers rumors begin!
Every morning, the fine folks at Sports Radio Interviews sift through the a.m. drive-time chatter to bring you the best interviews with coaches, players, and personalities across the sports landscape. Today: Leave Vinny alone, you talk radio mean people.
TNT's Craig Sager reported that Chicago Tribune writer K.C. Johnson knew about the John Paxson-Vinny Del Negro dustup weeks ago, but kept quiet "out of respect" for the coach. Obviously, this makes Craig Sager an unprincipled hack.
In sports, everyone is a winner—some people just win better than others. Like the dueling old point guards, who finally gave folks a reason to care about the Bulls. Just in time for them to get fired.
The Bulls are on the wrong side of the tiebreaker for the last playoff spot in the East. It might not even matter for Vinny Del Negro's job security, after a very public disagreement with management over Joakim Noah's usage.
In sports, everyone is a winner—some people just win better than others. Like the 1972 Miami Dolphins, who stuck enough pins in enough voodoo dolls and got the 2009 Colts to commit consumer fraud on the football public.