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Clippers Dismiss Del Negro to Appeal to Paul?
Posted By HOOPSWORLD On May 21, 2013 @ 10:06 pm In Headlines,NBA Headlines | No Comments
Say what you want about Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling; it’s all true. But whenever I put a question to him he tries to provide an answer. I told him I didn’t understand the rationale behind Vinny Del Negro’s dismissal as the head coach.
“The coach is a wonderful man, and I’m sad about the whole thing,” Sterling said.
Was this done, I asked, just to hang on to Chris Paul?
“I always want to be honest and not say anything that is not true,” Sterling said. “So I’d rather not say anything. But you know, the coach did a really good job. I think he did. And I liked working with him. There are just factors that make life very complicated and very challenging.”
So I wonder, is this decision being made because the players are now calling the shots? Am I off base?
“No, you’re not off base,” Sterling said. “This is a players’ league, and, unfortunately, if you want to win you have to make the players happy. Don’t you think that’s true?”
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