Bill Simmons on the Lakers, Celtics, Clippers, and Vinny


"The real [Clipper] problem is Vinny Del Negro, hired before the 2010-11 season by Clippers owner/skinflint/slumlord Donald Sterling because the Bulls were paying half of Del Negro's salary. You get what you pay for. As I tweeted last week, I don't think the Clippers necessarily need to fire Vinny — they can simply demote him to assistant, or add him as the third man in the TV booth. He doesn't need to go away entirely. He just needs to, you know, stop being the head coach." Bill Simmons is right on!