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Monday And-1 links: Is Vinny Del Negro the right guy for Clippers?

May 14, 2012, 11:30 AM EST

Vinny Del Negro, Blake Griffin AP

Here is our daily look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT) — done in bullet point form. Because bloggers love bullet points.

How much respect does Vinny Del Negro deserve for the job he’s done coaching the Clippers this season and playoffs? Adrian Wojnarowski at Yahoo says more than he is getting. After a first round win I can’t see the Clippers making a change this summer, but that is different than saying he is the coach who can take this team to contender status.

• The NBA has rightfully rescinded the technical Reggie Evans of the Clippers got for giving Blake Griffin a high five (follow the link to see the video, I was there and we couldn’t figure it out).

Thaddeus Young is a go for the Sixers on Monday night in Game 2 against Boston despite shin (or ankle, depending on who you ask) issues.

• Where is O.J. Mayo going to be playing next season?

• There are rumors out there the Pistons are looking to move Ben Gordon.

• The Indiana Pacers players would not discuss the foul disparity from their Game 1 loss to the Heat.

• Stephon Marbury was honored with a statue in Beijing over the weekend for leading his team to the Chinese Basketball Association title. Dennis Rodman flew out to honor him. I would love to have been at that party.

• The NBA viewership is skewing younger — that’s good for marketing. There are companies that will pay to reach a younger, multi-cultural, tech-savvy audience.

• A look at the Knicks season through New York Post covers.

• Shareef Abdur-Rahim left Cal after one season for the NBA, but he has gone back and will get his college degree on Monday. Good for him. He is currently an assistant GM with the Kings.

• A documentary on the Kings past and future in Sacramento will be released online Tuesday.

• Don Nelson got his college degree over the weekend, too. Just 50 years later than planned.

• Apparently LeBron James‘ son is now a Heat executive.

• NBA referee Bennett Salvatore is being roasted… no, not on a spit like some of you want. It’s for charity.

Making ice cream with the Raptors’ Amir Johnson.

• You can now hire evil clowns for your child’s birthday party (via NPR).

  1. comeonnowguys - May 14, 2012 at 12:31 PM

    Throw a dart at the NBA standings. You will not hit a team he is right for.

  2. rajbais - May 14, 2012 at 1:35 PM

    Only until they have an unacceptable losing streak NEXT season!!!

    Look at the Hawks!!! They have done NOTHING better since Mike Woodson’s departure!!!!

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