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GRIFFINSANITY
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if this is true...

clippersforlife33
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"about a week" to make the decision... lol this should take less than an hour to make a decision. ship his ass out already

ClipperSam
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I am starting the party! The day is finally coming. I couldn't be happier! It will be one of the best days in Clipper History when it finally Happens. But yet they need 6 more days!!!

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It'd be hilarious if he doesn't even get any offers from other teams. That would just tell you no one wants him.

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Its sad though that this talent was wasted. Hopefully this will teach us to not ever allow players and coahces on this team that dont deserve it. We need to learn to act decisively with players that are not contributing, we should not longer have this cheerleader mentality and somehow hope that we can win with bad pieces.

Even as recent as the trade deadline we allowed an opportunity to pass us by..not getting rid of Caron Butler for a younger, and better defender Trevor Ariza. Lets hope we no longer make mistakes like this. We can begin a new season right now.

  1. Fire VDN

  2. Get rid of Butler, Billups, and DJ

  3. Bring in shooters

  4. Resign Barnes, and CP3

and no more of this wait and see approach..if we see a player isnt working out trade him for one that wants to play and will play better

clipperAndrew
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I am nervous he will be resigned......

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I hope not, but he was resigned last year as well even though it was apperant that he was not the right coach.

Also, Sterling made a last minute decision to not trade Butler for fear of "disrupting chemistry" despite an alarming jekyl and hyde win loss performance of this team. I just cant trust sterling to do the right thing. Maybe its years of built in pessimism due to his history

clipperAndrew
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I think the only coach for is Jerry Sloan. He said recently he is willing to come back in the right situation. He is one of the most respected coaches of all time. I really think he can do wonders for us.

I also wouldnt be opposed if Billups coaches. Best of both words...he stays with CP3 but doesnt play Smile

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I think Jerry Sloan would not be the right choice as he is too rigid in his ways. I'm not sure CP3 and Blake Griffin would get along with him. I say make a pitch for Doc Rivers.

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Billups wants to play next year, so it isn't an option

divinebeast
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A stupid team like Milwaukee will get him cheap

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There is literally no way in hell (or Silver Lake as I like to call it) VDN is re-signed. None. Zip. Zero.

He's Vinny Del Gonzo. Outta here.

The team is now officially a desirable location. We're going to draw a marquis coach (Phil) and high profile talent. And trade Deej and Bled for an actual productive center.

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divinebeast wrote:
Grillinnap wrote:
It'd be hilarious if he doesn't even get any offers from other teams. That would just tell you no one wants him.

A stupid team like Milwaukee will get him cheap

Maybe he goes to Miami for 1 last title.

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Bullshit article.

Yes, Vinny's chances of keeping his job are minimal... but anyone who says his rotations were "erratic" when the biggest criticism from genuine fans is that he didn't shake things up enough clearly knows f*ck-all about this team.

CP3Heliflopter
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Yep it was the complete opposite. He went with the same rotations even though they didn't work.

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If Sterling will re-sign VDn, i will not watch the clippers game anymore, better to watch the warriors.

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It's not uncommon for a coach who doesn't get a contract renewal, or gets fired to be without a job as a coach in the NBA for at least 1 season. Vinny is good at developing talent, I just don't see him as a guy that can utilize at least this teams talent to the fullest. We need a coach to work with our big men. If Chauncey remains on the team for 1 more year, CP3 and Chauncey can coach the guards themselves.

I suspect VDN is gone, if they DO bring him back, it'll be on a 1 year deal with a tight leash. If we start to fail at any point next season I can see him being canned midway through the year.

DanziM
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Bye then. True Clipper fans stand by their team, through thick and thin, your clearly a glory hunting troll.

prokreation
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KNOCK ON WOOD Brotha. Don't count your chickens before they hatch. I'll believe it when I see the news.

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DanziM wrote:
wessleejr wrote:
If Sterling will re-sign VDn, i will not watch the clippers game anymore, better to watch the warriors.

Bye then. True Clipper fans stand by their team, through thick and thin, your clearly a glory hunting troll.

Yeah come on. Regardless of what happens true fans support the team.

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Fire VDN go get a coach or an assistant coach with a "RING " go get SHAW !!! B4 Detroit does !!

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DanziM wrote:
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If Sterling will re-sign VDn, i will not watch the clippers game anymore, better to watch the warriors.

Bye then. True Clipper fans stand by their team, through thick and thin, your clearly a glory hunting troll.

Looks like you are in australia, i'm in LA have been watching their games every night for 13 long years, and this last two years my expectationis too high that we will at least reach the WCF but look where are we, even CP3 can't believe it's over. can you pay my frustration? Shocked

Clippersfan86
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I like how the Nets fire their coach first day.. yet we have to "wait a week". Wake the fu** up Clippers front office!

Voyeur
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Well, I'd be excited to see a new face as head coach.

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If the Clippers let the Nets steal SVG from us, I don't think I can forgive them until Paul re-signs.

Clippersfan86
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Grill I agree. More we wait, more good coaches interview for other jobs.

CP3Heliflopter
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We have to pursue good coaches like SVG while they are still available.

The nets dropped P.J ASAP we have to drop Del Negro and pursue a better coach while they are still available.

Coaches of VDN's caliber are a dime a dozen.

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Sterling went cheap with a gm so I wouldn't be surprised if he goes cheap with a coach

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I've been one of those who have been very objective with all the criticism VDN got during the season, but i had always said if he doesn't get it done he needs to go if he can't get it done, hell i stopped coming as often because the board just got filled with nothing but VDN sucks posts.. Still think he is a above average coach but he needs to go and quicker they release him the quicker we can move on..

chriswylde
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Vinny's post season record w the Clips? 6-11. I'd rather have a lucky fan running the rotations than Vinny Del Negligent

KP
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I thought VDN did a great job

he showed improvement and when the playoffs came he coached his ass off imo

I hope we resign him

SVG is a good coach who i wouldnt mind... but outside of that I dont see any better candidates... if we could get Doc Rivers like someone mentioned that would be incredible... that almost seems to good to be true tho lol

KP
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nevermind, just read that doc rivers signed a 5 year extension in 2011 so he wont be available for a while

so yeah, I hope we keep Vinnny tbh

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Bingo! tat cost us last time. Lets hope he doesnt make the same mistake again

Voyeur
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I won't love the message sent by the home office if they re-sign Vinny.

Clippersfan86
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Sterling has NEVER paid top dollar for front office/coaches. Which is a huge mistake. Players can only get you so far, you need a foundation.

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Yeah, thats true. I think whats hard to come to terms with is that for the past two years we had a squad with the talent to be at least a western conference finals team, but it never happened. Now who knows which players will return and whcih ones wont.

KP
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Everyone wants to fire vdn and get a good gm

thats funny to me cause vdn foresaw all of this and tried to make a trade that would have us still in the playoffs

if we had traded dj and bledsoe for garnett we would still be playing... so everyones solution is to fire the guy who realized it 1st lmaooo

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I don't doubt his gm skills actually. But I do doubt some of his decisions as coach. And I doubt the trust that some of the players have in him. That's why I think we move on.

CP3Heliflopter
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Were talking about his coaching lol. I would not be angry if he became our gm but I don't want him as a coach.

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Vinny is most likely going to be fired and we'll probably hire McMillan. It's the cheapest/easiest solution and that is what our FO usually goes for. I surely won't be heart broken by this because regardless of anything else, this team was a failure when it counted. But as the always thoughtful and realistic Ekker has been saying since before the last coach got fired, careful what you wish for. The grass is always greener. This is especially true for all our new "fans" who magically became die hards when CP3 was signed. If you've been a Clipper since the dark ages, you wouldn't be talking about mediocrity right now. You'd know that mediocrity would have been a dream come true for decades. This team failed in the end but it was still the best and most exciting team in franchise history.

I don't neccessarily credit Vinny with the regular season success but I also don't blame him for the post season failure. He got stuck with a no-win situation when Billups declared himself in tip top condition 5 days before the PO's started. He had to start him. If we would have kept Willie in the lineup with Billups "healthy" it would have been terrible in the locker room and the media. Only if we had swept the series with Willie as the starter would he have been spared the wrath of the media and fans. Not to mention whatever bad blood would have been created in the locker room by our PG and his "big brother".

If Billups would have stayed hurt, we'd be playing OKC today.

Vinny's center failed him, his teammates, and all the fans. DJ showed what he's made of, empty stats and highlight dunks against the worst opponents when it didn't matter.

I quite honestly believe if politics and contracts had no bearing that Ryan Hollins is simply a better player than our 10million dollar fake center. If Hollins starts and plays 30 mins in this series and DJ never sees the court, we're probably still playing today. And not like I think Hollins is good. He's just a team player who knows his role and goes hard and plays smart. He does the basics that DJ thinks he's too good for.

I definitely would have liked to see more Jamal and less Billups in the 4th quarter and this decision alone could be the straw that broke the came's back for his job security. I know what he was thinking and if we'd have won, he'd have been anointed a brilliant tactician. His name is Mr. Big Shot. He has choked the entire series and now it's down to 12minutes to win or go home. Jamal had been dominated by T.A. all series and hadn't made a shot all game. If he'd have done it the other way around, everyone would be on his ass for not playing Billups. Can't win when people have already made up their minds.

Blake's bad luck with injuries the past two years has as much to do with anything. Blake going half speed was +5 in 9mins. Sad to think what would have happened if he'd have come into game5 at full speed. Just bad luck but we lost a superstar halfway through this series. Congrats to Thibs for weathering an even worse storm but beating the Nets is a lot different from beating Mem.

Overall I loved what he did in Game 6. Willie and GHill, going small all game, just doing everything different than he did in the past few. Ballsy adjustments and it would have worked if not for Joey Crawford.

we'll have a new coach by next month and it will give people something to be excited about. I only hope Chris Paul signs and it won't really matter what the coaching decision is after that. It's about players and this group of players failed. We need to make some serious changes starting with DJ. I think we're probably stuck with Billups for two more seasons and that's fine if he accepts a bench role. But we need talented starting wings if this team is going anywhere. CP3/Blake is a good start but we need a 3rd musketeer if we're going to take the next step. Hope Sacks can sack up and make some moves even if they might be unpopular in the locker room.

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and ironic too pj was able to force a game 7 and was fired straight after and vdn was not able to do that and still hasnt been booted roll

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No need to fire him because his contract is up anyway.

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Brian Shaw for the win!!

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if sterling decides to go cheap, he promotes robert pack. if he spends money, he ends up with one of the van gundy's, shaw or sloan. i still would like jeff van gundy over stan, but depending on the offseason moves that are made. id love for this team to add shooters and get rid of dj.

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Don't get the infatuation with Mcmillan. He is a known PG killer and has has a mediocre RS record and a terrible PS record. He is no different from VDN. He is known as a defensive specialist but his teams have always been mediocre defensively and terribly uncreative offensively.

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Yeah McMillan is terrible. Let's not forget he coached JCross to his worst year (+ played him at PG!).

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They're all terrible. Jeff Van Gundy is not going to coach the Clippers. I don't care how great the roster is, he's not leaving his cushy TV gig to sign a contract with the worst owner in sports. Stan might consider it but he's such an abrasive character that it would as risky as doing nothing. Phil Jackson is not going to coach the Clippers. Even if he wanted to, there is no way Sterling is going to pay a coach 10mil per year.

Sloan is ancient and it would be a debacle.

they're going to make a change just to make a change and most likely we'll end up with McMillan. And by mid season the fan base is going to demand he gets fired too.

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Yeah, until Sterling invests in eveything that would make us successful long term, he is still cheap. Of course he wants Paul back because he's his cash cow.

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SVG is way better than McMillan. SVG's abrasive character is overblown. Everyone on the Magic liked him except that clown Dwight Howard. Funny because it was due to SVG's system and coaching that allowed Dwight Howard to thrive. He has been exposed badly without him.

The only person who would not like SVG would be DJ since he is a clown but who knows if he will be back.

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^ agree. i have come around on SVG. with the right pieces, he can make this team into a machine. just have to get rid of DJ. if we somehow could get larry sanders+reddick for DJ+ebled+1st rd pick we would be in business

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