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Old 03-22-2012, 04:58 PM   #1
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Default Clippers Flopping Apart (ESPN - Del Negro could be fired any day now)

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Vinny Del Negro losing Clippers?



With the Los Angeles Clippers in free fall, tensions are high in the club's locker room, most notably in the relationship between coach Vinny Del Negro and his players, according to several sources close to the situation.

"Vinny has lost the team," one source said. "They don't want to play hard for him."

With the Clippers having lost 11 of their past 18 games to turn this once-promising season into a mess, Del Negro's job security would certainly seem to be in jeopardy. As it is, Del Negro is in the final guaranteed season of his contract (the Clippers hold a team option for next season).

Most of the players, according to sources, believe it's time for a change. They cite the uncertainty of Del Negro's rotation as a major problem. With the front office having added several players to the roster throughout this shortened season -- Reggie Evans, Kenyon Martin, Bobby Simmons and Nick Young -- plus Eric Bledsoe's return from injury in February, players' minutes have fluctuated from game to game.

For instance, in one four-game stretch this month, Bledsoe played 6 minutes one game, 16 the next, then 4 minutes, then 17. And while starting at shooting guard, Randy Foye has played 35 minutes on some nights and 14 or 16 on others. This week, he lost his starting job to Young and did not play a minute in Tuesday's loss to Indiana.

Beyond that, players have complained that Del Negro's offensive and defensive schemes are too basic and predictable and they say he plays favorites when handing out criticism, according to the sources. They say while he refuses to harshly criticize stars Chris Paul and Blake Griffin, he does not hold back in jumping on the team's lesser players.

"That's a big problem," one player said. "The best coaches jump on whoever deserves it, no matter who it is."

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Del Negro's head is enormous.
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I dont understand this whole players dont want to play hard for a coach. This isn't a volunteer league, you are supposed to play hard because you are getting paid, not because you are on good terms with your coach. That's some childish shit.
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Default Re: Clippers flopping apart (ESPN: Del Negro could be fired any day now)

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I dont understand this whole players dont want to play hard for a coach. This isn't a volunteer league, you are supposed to play hard because you are getting paid, not because you are on good terms with your coach. That's some childish shit.

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lol why would cp3 need that much criticism anyways?
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I dont understand this whole players dont want to play hard for a coach. This isn't a volunteer league, you are supposed to play hard because you are getting paid, not because you are on good terms with your coach. That's some childish shit.

this. it's gross.
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Del Negro's head is enormous.

oh come on why are we acting like its negros fault?? He has to coach all these floppers with mental problems. blake doesnt even know how to set a correct screen of course hes gonna get yelled at
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Say that shit!



But on the real though, these are the Clippers. It's not like they are seriously going anywhere. I mean, it's the Clippers.
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somewhere clippersfan is slitting his wrists
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I dont understand this whole players dont want to play hard for a coach. This isn't a volunteer league, you are supposed to play hard because you are getting paid, not because you are on good terms with your coach. That's some childish shit.

What do you expect from a bunch of flopping prima donnas like CP3 and Griffin?
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fire that negro
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What do you expect from a bunch of flopping prima donnas like CP3 and Griffin?
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Default Re: Clippers flopping apart (ESPN: Del Negro could be fired any day now)

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I dont understand this whole players dont want to play hard for a coach. This isn't a volunteer league, you are supposed to play hard because you are getting paid, not because you are on good terms with your coach. That's some childish shit.

Correct.
The league should let teams fire their disobedient players and ban them from the league for life.
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Paul and Blake will be gone in two years.
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