| Jul 8, 2010
| 4:35 PM
With the Clippers' hiring of Vinny Del Negro as their new coach, the team's courtship of LeBron James and summer league play about to begin, The Times' Lisa Dillman has a lot to monitor. Yet somehow she managed to squeeze in a few minutes to talk with the...
| Jul 13, 2010
| 4:33 AM
Winds of change continue to swirl through the Clippers organization ... Although there has been no official announcement, it appears as though Coach Vinny Del Negro has made his first hire, adding veteran assistant Dean Demopolous to the staff....
| Oct 10, 2008
| 8:29 PM
For one third-quarter stretch during Friday night's 102-95 loss to the Pacers at Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Vinny Del Negro's vision coalesced.
Players, most notably Thabo Sefolosha, guarded passing lanes and forced turnovers. Lanes were filled....
| Oct 14, 2008
| 10:58 PM
Drew Gooden was speaking casually the other day about Bulls coach Vinny Del Negro, and as often happens with the gregarious forward, the conversation took a humorous turn.
"As long as you work hard," Gooden said with a mischievous smile, "you can take...
| Oct 17, 2008
| 9:37 PM
All week, Deron Williams had done his detached, NBA best to downplay his return here. But when the orange-clad love started showering down during player introductions, he waved once, then twice and the cheers just got louder.
Forty feet away, Derrick...
| Feb 28, 2009
WASHINGTON — For the country's sake, let's hope President Barack Obama's stimulus package is more effective than his pep talk to the Bulls.
For the Bulls' sake, Friday night had better serve as the nadir if the playoffs and progress are goals.
| Mar 1, 2009
It is a word tossed about so often in sports that not enough weight is attached to it.
Every team strives for it; few master it. The Bulls play with it like a kitten pushes around a ball of string.
But Saturday night, they at least...
| Mar 4, 2009
CHARLOTTE — The depth that defined the impressive victory over Orlando and desperation that underscored the comeback victory over Houston weren't here Tuesday night.
Listlessness and sloppiness replaced those elements as the Bulls succumbed...
| Mar 5, 2009
The team chairman can call the season "a disaster" and "embarrassing," as Jerry Reinsdorf did as recently as five weeks ago.
The first-year coach can sit the star rookie for fourth-quarter stretches, drawing a rebuke from the general manager. That...
| Jan 24, 2009
So eager to see some sign of life in his listless team, Bulls coach Vinny Del Negro said Friday morning that he actually appreciated Ben Gordon's apparent show of disrespect the day before.
"[It was like] a conversation at the table, a little Sunday...
| Mar 12, 2009
ORLANDO — Maybe it's time to go bowling again.
For the sake of Earl Anthony's memory, let's hope the Bulls were better at their off-day diversion than they were playing basketball Wednesday night when they stunk up Amway Arena in a 107-79 pasting...
| Mar 14, 2009
PHILADELPHIA — A news release touting the history of the 42-year-old Spectrum, which housed its final NBA game after a 13-year hiatus Friday night, said it's still unknown if the building will come down by implosion or other means.