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Assessing Vinny Del Negro



Well we are nearly half way thorugh the season and after a terrible start due to various factors (injuries, tough schedule, new coach, new players etc) Clips nation is probably in a better position now to review VDN for the season completed to date.

 

I will admit that early on in the year I didn't like his substitution patterns with having so much offence resting at the same time (Gordon & Griffin primarily). I have noticed a more recent trend that either Gordon or Griffin are always on the court at any one time. Obviously this can only help our offensive production along with having Baron back and buying into the system and the development and improved play of our  rookies is also a big bonus when starters are resting.

 

Sure it is easy to be alot more positive now considering our recent form and the overall improved play, but now that VDN has had time to stamp his imprint on the team we are surely alot more easy to watch and alot more exciting. Furthermore he has been able to integrate our rookies into our rotation and thus providing alot of optimism for the future.

 

I've read alot of talk and negativity about Gomes and how we should get AI, but personally I think he does the job he has to; ie - doesn't shoot alot to take shots away from EG & BG, gets the defensive assignments and trys to provide the glue that the team needs to compliment our big 3. Sure I am the first to admit that he frustrates me, but from what I've read he's doing the job required by VDN.

 

So was it a good decision by the FO to appoint VDN coach? I say yes.

 

I give VDN a 7/10 so far.

 

Your thoughts?

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