Citizen agolden posted a link to an article from Sports Illustrated which talks about yesterday's game and the mood after it. There are 3 things that stood out for me while reading the piece is this:
He eventually arose to discuss the end with the friends who always hover around him after games, and Sterling could be heard lamenting it all: the need for more players to pair with Chris Paul, the shiny new franchise centerpiece for whom the Clippers infamously traded in mid-December and could lose next summer unless the progress continues; the fact that Game 4 came down to the last two possessions, an observation that hinted at the coaching realm and, by extension, the uncertain future of coach Vinny Del Negro.
Despite Sterling's habit of employing people without the existence of an actual contract, Clippers general manager Neil Olshey appears safe because of the roster that he built. It went way beyond Paul, with key free-agent additions of Reggie Evans and Kenyon Martin and the trade with Washington for Nick Young. It's Del Negro's future that's in question, and anyone with the ability to read between the lines could hear the coach fighting for his professional life afterward.
Paul's vote, as you might imagine, is the one that matters most. It's a weighty opinion that he'll likely give in the coming days, as Paul is widely considered one of the smartest players in the league and has been known to be brutally honest about his coaches in the past.
What do you citizens take from those three things? It seems to me that VDN might not be coming back. DTS sees the writing on the wall if he has any intentions of keeping CP3.