This was part of a Lakers-Clippers game preview. This part got my attention:
"I think the unsung hero is Vinny Del Negro. I really do. I think that Vinny came into a situation where we had lost for four years. Based on injuries, at one point, he had a starting lineup younger than half the ACC. He knew the organization wanted him to play younger guys. He was open to that, even though most coaches trend towards playing veterans. He's the one that absorbed the losses and a lot of the heat at 1-13, and now that you've got Baron back and you've got the veterans playing again, you can see the contributions that a Farouq [Aminu] and an Eric Bledsoe are able to make in a big-time game in a high-level environment. And I don't think they would have done that if Vinny had just done that back in November when things were going poorly."