Clippers Off Season Report - 5/23/13
After coaching the Clippers for 3 years, the last of which he led them to a division title, Vinny Del Negro has been released and will not be returning to coach the Clippers for the 2013-14 season. While many Clippers fans feel this was the right move it should be noted that with Del Negro at the helm, the Clippers sold out 94 straight games and had the most wins in franchise history.
The sense in Clipperland was that team captain, Chris Paul, was not the biggest fan of Del Negro, and in an effort to retain their superstar point guard, the Clippers front office is looking to Paul for many personell decisions as the new coach and any new players must fit the succesfull system that they have in place. And with CP3 up for a contract extension this summer, Clippers owner, Donald Sterling must do everything in his power to recruit and keep Paul.
Sports writers are speculating potential candidates for the newly open Clippers coaching position and they include: Brian Shaw and current Grizzlies coach, Lionel Hollins. There are also rumors that the Clippers will look to recruit Chris Paul's former Hornets teammate, David West.
Big questions surround the Clippers organization heading into the 2013-14 season: Will the man who brought so much success and cohesion to the Clippers last year, Chris Paul, return? Who will coach the LA Clipppers? And is there a strong enough coaching candidate that can take the Clippers past the first round of the playoffs? Who will the Clippers sign this offseason? Or will they look to have success again with the same roster?
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