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  1. Vegas has a list of odds on the first coach to get canned, and it's pretty harsh

    Oct 2, 2010, 6:15 PM EDT

    Like we said, a coach will get canned before the calendar flips to 2011. But who’s the unlucky guy? Turns out Vegas has its own list of candidates. The New Jersey Star-Ledger checked in with a gambling site called YouWager.com and looked at the list of prospective candidates to get canned. Essentially, if this is…

  2. Vinny del Negro already criticizing Baron Davis' conditioning

    Sep 27, 2010, 7:45 PM EDT

    There is hope in Clipperland again. They could be pretty good, what with Blake Griffin healthy, surrounded by All-Star Chris Kaman, Eric Gordon (fresh off a fantastic World Championships), Randy Foye, Al-Farouq Aminu, Eric Bledsoe, De Andre Jordan and more. But there is one the thing that could quickly undermine the Clippers hopes — Baron…

  3. Blake Griffin, Eric Gordon are nice, but Clippers season really about Baron Davis

    Sep 8, 2010, 2:53 PM EDT

    When Baron Davis is good, he is very good. Just ask the Mavericks. When he is bad… well there goes another missed pull up three 10 seconds into the shot clock. There is a lot of potential in Clipper land this season — Blake Griffin is back and will play. Eric Gordon is showing what…

  4. Clippers set to hire Vinny Del Negro as coach

    Jul 7, 2010, 12:28 AM EDT

    Two years ago, the Chicago Bulls were faced with a choice: the experienced and tactically wise Dwane Casey, or the energetic newcomer who had no experience but had a plan for developing young talent in Vinny Del Negro. Two years later, the Clippers were faced with the exact same choice — and they had gotten…

  5. Clippers reliving the 2008 Chicago Bulls coaching search

    Jul 5, 2010, 8:26 AM EDT

    Not having a coach in place is rumored to have hurt the Clippers during the LeBron James interview process. The other five years brought their coach, who had one-on-one time with LeBron to talk tactics and how he fits in their system on the court. The Clippers remain without a coach, although the decision was…

  6. Report: Clipper coaching search down to Dwayne Casey, Vinny Del Negro

    Jun 25, 2010, 10:53 PM EDT

    Two former NBA head coaches — both fired with pretty good records but management thought they could find someone better — are the last two standing in the Clippers search for a head coach. Vinny Del Negro and Dwayne Casey are the two finalists for the Los Angeles job, reports Kevin Arnovitz at ESPNLosAngeles.com. Ironically,…

  7. Clippers page Dwane Casey and Kevin McHale first in head coaching search

    Jun 24, 2010, 12:13 PM EDT

    The Clippers’ coaching search is finally underway, and one lucky head coach will have the opportunity to write themselves into the Clipper lore. It’s an old franchise with lots of tradition, and one could only hope that whichever coach is eventually selected isn’t too intimidated by the great coaches of Clipper teams past. Stand up,…

  8. The Bulls fired Del Negro for Lawrence Frank? Mo Cheeks?

    May 13, 2010, 4:12 PM EDT

    This is a dramatic upgrade? The Bulls are about to start interviewing coaching candidates to replace fightin’ Vinny Del Negro, to bring in that name that was going to attract free agents and get the team more focused and professional. Lawrence Frank and Mo Cheeks are your frontrunners, according to the Daily Herald. Is that…

  9. Bulls John Paxson apologizes for incident with Vinny Del Negro

    May 4, 2010, 1:51 PM EDT

    Speaking publicly for the first time since the March 30 incident, Bulls Vice President John Paxson apologized to Vinny Del Negro, the Bulls organization and its fans. “I hold myself accountable, and responsible,” Paxson said. “I am not at all proud of how I handled the situation.” The situation was after a game against the…

  10. Vinny Del Negro is out. Now Bulls: Who you got that's better?

    May 4, 2010, 1:11 PM EDT

    We’re going to take Bulls General Manager Gar Forman at his word. He stuck with his themes at the press conference this morning where he talked about the firing of Vinny Del Negro. (I watched the conference online). Forman deserves the break, he was thrown out to the wolves to explain this. He was the…

  11. Report: Vinny Del Negro fired in Chicago

    May 3, 2010, 7:49 PM EDT

    UPDATE 7:59 pm: The Bulls have called a press conference for noon tomorrow to make this all official. As if it isn’t already. 7:18 pm: At least he’s not twisting in the wind anymore. After taking their sweet time to get around to it, the Chicago Bulls have fired Vinny Del Negro, according to the…

  12. Vinny Del Negro still appears to be on chopping block, but Bulls taking their sweet time

    May 3, 2010, 9:16 AM EDT

    Sunday — maybe over a nice brunch that included crab omelets and mimosas — Bulls coach Vinny Del Negro and team owner Jerry Reinsdorf sat down and talked. Vinny made his case, which should have included the sentence, “You gave me a crap roster that kept getting injured and I still got you to the…

  13. Bulls might be reeling Del Negro in off the hook

    May 2, 2010, 12:44 PM EDT

    The Bulls are going to fire head coach Vinny Del Negro, right? I mean, it’s been talked about for months. And there was actually a physical confrontation between Del Negro and VP Paxson. There’s no way he survives through Tuesday. ..OR IS THERE?! Sorry, been watching old mysteries all weekend. The Chicago Daily Herald reports…

  14. Joakim Noah latest Bull to support Vinny Del Negro

    Apr 29, 2010, 1:52 PM EDT

    Players support their coaches. We’ve all seen just terrible college football coaches — guys who needed the axe — having players making public offers of support. Normally you don’t read too much into that. But the public support for Vinny Del Negro by Bulls players — particularly Derrick Rose — has to give the Bulls…

  15. Vinny Del Negro to twist in the wind while Bulls management pretends to think about decision

    Apr 28, 2010, 12:47 PM EDT

    Vinny Del Negro’s Bulls put up a fight. They did not back down from the mighty Cavaliers. LeBron James talked about their energy, and said the Bulls were well coached. Sure, the Bulls only won one game, but they were completely overmatched. All you can ask in that situation is to see some fight, and…

  16. LeBron says he's worried, but fans shouldn't be

    Apr 28, 2010, 11:19 AM EDT

    About that elbow… Relax. Nothing to worry about. Oh, sure, it’s some random thing that nobody knows what it is but his arm just goes numb at times, but why worry about that? What is wrong with you people. Don’t take my word for it, here are the words of LeBron James himself.   There…

  17. NBA Playoffs: Bulls fight valiantly, but the Cavs are still the Cavs

    Apr 28, 2010, 1:08 AM EDT

    The Chicago Bulls were neither deep enough nor talented enough to pose much of a threat to the Cleveland Cavaliers, but they competed. They worked defensively and made things as difficult as they could for LeBron and co., but facing an opponent with so many scoring options and such chemistry ultimately proved to be too…

  18. Vinny Del Negro: dead coach walking

    Apr 25, 2010, 12:15 PM EDT

    Vinny Del Negro has not done a bad job this season. The city of Chicago just rolled their eyes, but he hasn’t. The Bulls sacrificed this season on the alter of 2010 free agency. They brought in no new talent. Then as injuries ravaged the team they traded John Salmons away, so he could spark…

  19. Vinny Del Negro calls Kirk Hinrich "Kurt" constantly

    Apr 23, 2010, 9:36 AM EDT

    Personally, I see nothing wrong with this. I think it’s an improvement to his name. But I could be biased here. ESPNChicago has let us in on an inside joke in the Bulls media circle — coach Vinny Del Negro consistently gets guard Kirk Hinrich’s name wrong. Chicago Bulls coach Vinny Del Negro, long an…

  20. Don't mind him, Vinny Del Negro, Byron Scott is just measuring the Bulls' coach office space

    Apr 22, 2010, 12:23 AM EDT

    You do realize that this was the most dominant franchise in sports 13 years ago, right? That this is the Chicago Bulls? The standard of excellence in the NBA for a decade, give or take a Jordan retirement? And now, down 0-2 to the top seed, dealing with the ramifications of their GM shoving their…

  21. NBA Playoffs: Cavaliers set to dominate, so enjoy the Bulls while you can

    Apr 17, 2010, 2:53 PM EDT

    What do the Chicago Bulls need to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers? A miracle. Hijinx. Steroids. Food poisoning for LeBron. Flubber. Possession by a basketball-playing demon. Stink bombs in the Cavs’ locker room. A magic lamp. Oh, and on top of all that, they need to play nearly perfect basketball from top to bottom. Honestly, if…

  22. Things are not peachy in Bulls land

    Apr 11, 2010, 9:52 AM EDT

    ESPN Chicago is reporting that there was some miscommunication between Bulls front office and Vinny Del Negro in the Bulls loss to the Nets on Friday. Essentially, there had been a decision to not play Joakim Noah more than 35 minutes. Noah hit that limit, and so Vinny Del Negro pulled him. Then apparently player…

  23. Noah sidelined again with plantar fasciitis

    Feb 27, 2010, 3:16 PM EDT

    Joakim Noah keeps trying to overcome his plantar fasciitis, one of the most painful, debilitating injuries in the NBA, and the injury keeps winning. Noah played 27 minutes in the Bulls’ overtime win over the Blazers, but came down and hurt his foot again drawing a foul in the extra session. Post-game, the Bulls announced…

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