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Del Negro out as Clippers coach

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Lamar Odom, right, of the Los Angeles Clippers talks to head coach Vinny Del Negro during Game 6 of a first-round NBA playoff series on May 3 in Memphis, Tenn.

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LOS ANGELES — Vinny Del Negro is out as coach of the Los Angeles Clippers after a season in which the team won its first division title but lost in the first round of the playoffs.
The team said Tuesday he won’t be offered a contract when his current one expires at the end of June. He is just the second coach to leave the team with a winning record, following Larry Brown in 1993.
“This was a difficult decision, but we feel this is the best decision for our franchise moving forward,” said Gary Sacks, vice president of basketball ...


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