Vinny Del Negro expected to meet with Donald Sterling next week

Andy Lyons

Ken Berger of CBSSports and Kurt Helin of ProBasketballTalk are reporting that Vinny Del Negro will meet Donald Sterling either Monday or Tuesday of next week.

Per his report, Ken is saying that

Vinny Del Negro is expected to meet with Donald Sterling in the coming days to discuss his precarious future as the Clippers' coach, league sources told CBSSports.com on Tuesday.

Del Negro, whose contract expires at the end of June, could meet with the Clippers' owner next Monday or Tuesday, though the meeting hasn't been set yet, sources said.

Coaching sources expect the Clippers to cut ties with Del Negro, and there is momentum from within the organization to make a change quickly. Two people familiar with the organization's dynamics caution that Del Negro has formed a strong bond with Sterling, but it is believed there is too much momentum in favor of making a change for their relationship to save Del Negro's job.

According to Kurt, questions about Vinny's decisions on the court have been raised as well as his involvement in DJ's development.

More than that, on the court there were questions about Del Negro's simple offensive sets, inability to developDeAndre Jordan, inconsistent defense (although they were a top 10 defense in the NBA) and whether he could lead a good team to the next level. There were also questions about whether Chris Paul - the Clippers star and free agent to be July 1, the guy they have to re-sign - wants Del Negro back.

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