On TrueHoop, Kevin Arnovitz reflects recent news of Vinny Del Negro’s departure. He’s well-liked personally, and has uncommon charisma. He charmed Sterling at a dinner with the Clippers brass at the Montage Beverly Hills in late June of 2010. The mood at the table was festive, Del Negro a plea[...]
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, the Clippers have fired Vinny Del Negro. The Clippers have fired Vinny Del Negro, source tells Y! — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) May 21, 2013 Woj went on to clarify, as our resident stickler for details (Andrew Han) likes to point out, that the [...]
If you don’t remember Alex Acker, all that means is that you’re normal. The former guard played 18 games for the Clippers back in the 2008-09 season, averaging 9.9 minutes per game in those uneventful appearances. He hasn’t played in the NBA since. The Clips acquired Acker from the Pistons (along wi[...]
I was wrong. Not that it matters at all, but I was in the minority of people that declared the Clippers would win the first round series in five games. I imagined every match a taut, closely contested duel. But when one team has two top-15 players, unarguably the best point guard in the league and o[...]
Living is better than dying. It’s a simple concept. We lose touch with the idea in our daily tasks but deep in our subconscious, we cling to it. We don’t know why, we just do. We all live our lives in one microcosm or another. Be it an insatiable desire to attach significance to an otherwise m[...]
I told myself that if the Clippers lost Game 6 that I wouldn’t blame it on Vinny Del Negro. Blake Griffin was injured. The Memphis post game was near unstoppable. The shots just weren’t falling. See, the thing is, I like Vinny Del Negro. From his first day on the job, it wasn’t easy. He inherited a [...]
Now that the dust has settled on the 2013 Clippers season, those of us at Clipperblog have a lot less to do. The upshot of that is we have a lot more time to focus on our hobbies—like, say, trolling message boards for titillating material. Look, sports is basically low-level voyeurism, but it pales [...]
Over at ESPN Los Angeles, I wrote about the Clippers’ offseason and some of the issues they need to address. Here’s a quick excerpt: Big man with shooting range One of the biggest problems for the Clippers offensively this season was that besides Griffin — who’s at his best when op[...]
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