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Vinny Del Negro

Vincent Joseph "Vinny" Del Negro (born August 9, 1966) is a retired American basketball player. He is the current head coach of the NBA's Los Angeles ... More »Vincent Joseph "Vinny" Del Negro (born August 9, 1966) is a retired American basketball player. He is the current head coach of the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers, and was the head coach of the Chicago Bulls from 2008 until 2010. Del Negro was born on August 9, 1966, in Springfield, Massachusetts. His father, Vince, was a two-time junior college All-American, and taught his son to play basketball at a young age. Vinny made the varsity basketball team during his freshman year at Cathedral High School. He caught the attention of the basketball coach at Suffield Academy, who persuaded him to attend Suffield Academy so that he could play basketball for them. Vinny led Suffield Academy to two New England championships. He scored 1,116 points, becoming Suffield Academy's all-time leading scorer. Del Negro played for Jim Valvano at North Carolina State University. As a senior, he was selected to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference team after averaging 15.9 points, 3.6 assists and 4.9 rebounds per... [ Wikipedia ]

Vinny Del Negro among coaches under pressure in NBA playoffs 2013

Expectations will be high for Vinny Del Negro (center) and the Clippers come playoff time. Is any coach under more pressure entering the playoffs than Vinny Del Negro? The Clippers have played flat of late and with Chris Paul set to be an unrestricted free agent this summer...

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Chris Paul doesn't discriminate enough with his distribution, Vinny Del Negro can't figure out his best lineups, and ranking 27th in 3-point percentage defense is basically a bull's-eye for sharpshooting teams like the Spurs. Beckley Mason, ESPN.com: Pretender. This is the same team that ...

The Los Angeles Clippers have a division title and two stars, but are they stuck in neutral?

That the team’s potential won’t be reached until after the franchise figures out what to do with coach Vinny Del Negro, Jordan’s trade value, the aging role players, and Chris Paul ’s free agency. Paul is unlikely to leave Los Angeles, but he could encourage a massive overhaul that could ...

Could Clippers replace Vinny Del Negro with Stan Van Gundy?

With the NBA playoffs right around the corner, the Los Angeles Clippers may already be looking ahead to next season and the opportunity to have Stan Van Gundy replace Vinny Del Negro on the sidelines, according to reports. The Clippers may have clinched the Pacific Division but they ...

Clippers' lack of effort has Del Negro fuming game, negro, clippers

LOS ANGELES – Vinny Del Negro had a plane ride, a night of rest in his own bed and a trip to Staples Center to let his mood improve from a disappointing night in Houston. The Clippers' Willie Green is bumped by Indiana's David West in the first half at Staples Center on Monday. "I'm not ...

Clippers: Del Negro fumes over lack of effort clippers, negro, terrible

HOUSTON – This wasn't the Vinny Del Negro who starts a news conference with a joke about an ugly sweater or a bad suit worn by someone in the media. Saturday night after the Clippers lost, 98-81, to the Houston Rockets at the Toyota Center, Del Negro emerged from the visiting locker room ...

Clippers' Del Negro unconcerned with critics negro, team, clippers

The sun is shining over Vinny Del Negro's shoulders as he spends an afternoon by the pool of the Grand Bohemian Hotel in downtown Orlando. Del Negro and his team have arrived in town on the heels of a slow start to their Grammy trip, having lost three consecutive games. But instead of ...

Five things to watch, and five things not to watch as the NBA season begins its final two months

Vinny Del Negro and his options (Getty Images)That sort of intrigue is tempered somewhat by the site of oft-beleaguered coach Vinny Del Negro stomping the sidelines. Del Negro has done a fine job leading this team to impressive marks on both sides of the ball, but the pressure ...

Full house present at Clippers' practice billups, team, clippers

Coach Vinny Del Negro said he would wait to see how the players feel Friday before deciding on who will play against the Heat. "That's crazy," Billups said of the team's full practice with the players in the rotation. "It felt good to have everyone out there competing, getting the fire ...

NBA playoffs 2013: Storylines to watch: Can anyone beat Miami Heat?

It's a short list and it begins with Vinny Del Negro, whose Clippers drew the short straw of having to play Memphis in the opening round. The Grizzlies won 56 games, they have meaningful playoff experience and their post-up style is perfect for the postseason. Del Negro's future isn't ...

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Clippers play at a championship level in 109-95 win over Lakers

"Everybody is fighting," Clippers Coach Vinny Del Negro said. "The Lakers are fighting to stay in the playoffs. We're fighting to help our seeding and to try to get home court. " "We've got a bigger challenge than beating the Clippers one game," said the Lakers' Kobe Bryant, who had 25 ...

Daily Jolt: Derek Jeter in doubt for Opening Day

"We're not playing well enough right now," Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro said. "We're not guarding hard enough right now. We're not physically and mentally tough enough, especially when we have to be, in the fourth quarter. And that's definitely a concern. " ... Told that Del Negro ...

Knicks Sign Martin for Remainder of Season

He was regarded by Vinny Del Negro, the Clippers’ coach, as a combustible, hardheaded player rather than a contributor during his one season with the team. The Clippers did not offer to re-sign Martin after reaching the second round of the playoffs. “I did what I had to do to help them ...

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Vinny Del Negro doesn't believe future will be determined by playoff success

DALLAS -- Los Angeles Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro doesn't think his future with the team is tied to how far the team advances in the playoffs and believes he will be back with the team next season. "No, my future is great," Del Negro said Tuesday before the Clippers played the Dallas ...

Vinny Del Negro says Los Angeles Clippers unlikely to make any moves

PLAYA VISTA, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Clippers do not expect to make any deals before Thursday's NBA trade deadline, coach Vinny Del Negro said Wednesday. "We feel good with our team right now," Del Negro said. "Nothing's changed from that aspect. Nothing has been presented to any of us ...

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Former N.C. State star Vinny Del Negro coaching to the top in NBA

Los Angeles Clippers head coach Vinny Del Negro gestures during the first half of a Feb. 13 game against the Houston Rockets in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) LOS ANGELES You might call Vinny Del Negro the accidental coach: He didn’t seek the profession, the profession ...

Former Bulls coach Vinny Del Negro sells Highland Park home

MEMPHIS, TN - MAY 13: Vinny Del Negro of the Los Angeles Clippers yells to his team against the Memphis Grizzlies in Game Seven of the Western Conference Quarterfinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs at FedExForum on May 13, 2012 in Memphis, Tennessee. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges ...

Chris Paul’s still got it, flopping-wise (Video)

" It's a note coach Vinny Del Negro echoed after one of the Clippers' worst losses of the season, according to Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times : "We're not playing well enough right now," Clippers Coach Vinny Del Negro said. "We're not guarding hard enough right now. ...

Weary Clippers fall to three-point shooting Nuggets on the road

Before the game, Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro stressed two things � controlling the pace and defending the three-point shot, and his team did neither - particularly in the second half. The Nuggets blew open a tied game in the third, scoring 36 points while hitting 6 of 7 ...

Summer beckons, but in L.A. it's still a winter's sports tale

Clockwise from top left: Dwight Howard and the Lakers are struggling just to make the playoffs; the Clippers -- including Matt Barnes, left, Coach Vinny Del Negro, Lamar Odom, Chris Paul and Blake Griffin -- have won the most games in team history; backup goalie Jonathan Bernier has ...

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