Clippers will name Vinny Del Negro their new head coachPosted by Inside Hoops
The Los Angeles Clippers and Vinny Del Negro have reached an agreement in principle concerning the team’s head coaching position.
Del Negro takes over a team that went 29-63 last season under Mike Dunleavy, who was fired in February, then interim replacement Kim Hughes.
The Clippers brought in their finalists for interviews twice over the past two weeks. Along with Del Negro, the organization gave Dallas Mavericks assistant and former Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Dwane Casey a close look. Del Negro and Casey were the two finalists for the Chicago job two years ago. Again, on this occasion, Del Negro got the nod.
For the past two seasons, the 43-year-old Del Negro served as Chicago’s head coach, where he strung together consecutive 41-41 seasons along with two first-round playoff appearances before being fired on May 3. Prior to his stint on the Bulls’ bench, Del Negro moved from the Suns’ broadcast booth to spend two seasons in the Phoenix Suns front office, first as director of player personnel and then as assistant general manager.