Per the Los Angeles Times:
Gary Sacks, the Clippers' vice president of basketball operations, says that speculation about Del Negro's future is a distraction and that the focus should be on the playoffs. Del Negro is in the final year of his contract.
I just think that this is the time to focus on the playoffs," Sacks said. "That this is a distraction bothers me. It keeps coming up. All we're trying to do is win. We're trying to put ourselves in position to win. I don't see any negativity in this organization now. It's all positive.
It is no secret that I am not a fan of Vinny but Gary is right in saying that all this talk about keeping or not keeping Vinny is a complete distraction.