May 17, 2012; San Antonio, Texas, USA; Los Angeles Clippers head coach Vinny Del Negro during the second half in game two of the Western Conference semifinals of the 2012 NBA Playoffs against the San Antonio Spurs at the AT&T Center. The Spurs won 105-88. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-US PRESSWIRE
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Vinny Del Negro will remain the head coach of the Los Angeles Clippers for one more year, the team announced Tuesday. Clippers owner Donald Sterling apparently decided that Del Negro did enough in the regular season and in the first round by beating the Memphis Grizzlies 4-3, to retain the reins of the team for one more year. This, of course, follows the Clips' unceremonious exit from the playoffs at the hands of the San Antonio Spurs.
After the announcement, Del Negro and Clippers' GM Neil Olshey hosted a conference call, and according to Clips' Nation:
As it usually the case in these things, not a lot was said that we didn't already know. One bit of new information, which may or may not be completely true but is the way that the decision was presented, is that this was essentially a formality, and that there was never any real doubt that Vinny would be back next season. Some time to decompress after the season, the Memorial Day weekend -- that's the only reason that eight days elapsed between the Clippers' season and the announcement. It had nothing to do with any hesitancy on the part of the organization.
Check out more notes on the conference call over at over at Clips Nation.
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