Feb 11, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Los Angeles Clippers head coach Vinny Del Negro during the third quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center. The Clippers defeated the Sixers 107-90. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Stein: Del Negro's Dismissal Inevitable

At some point this is becoming we all know is gonna happen, but is just waiting for it to actually take place.

Over at ESPN TrueHoop, Marc Stein thinks the dismissal of Los Angeles Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro is inevitable as Stan Van Gundy is awaiting in the shadows.

The consistent word in coaching circles is that the Clippers want to go “big” with their forthcoming coaching hire after what insiders continue to describe as the inevitable dismissal of Vinny Del Negro in the wake of L.A.’s first-round exit.

ESPN.com reported in April that Stan Van Gundy is near or at the top of that list. Coaching sources say the former Orlando coach, furthermore, has zero interest in the Milwaukee job and will only return to the bench next season if he gets a suitable offer from a contending team and/or a team he likes that’s based in a warm-weather city.

via Del Negro out in L.A.? Chris Paul staying?  – ESPN TrueHoop

Contending team? Don’t know if you would call the Clippers contenders, but they’re a notch under that with the current roster. Warm-weather city? It’s Los Angeles so they automatically fit that criteria.

We’ll see how soon Gary Saks makes a move on the coaching decision.

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