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Vinny Del Negro of the Los Angeles Clippers watches play during the game at Staples Center.
Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro confirmed on Tuesday that his contract with the team was not extended for next season. The Clippers and Del Negro have had some differences over coaching style this season and the move isn't a huge surprise.
Del Negro is the latest in a string of LA coaches and managers who have spent time in the hot seat lately. UCLA basketball's Steve Alford, the Angels' Mike Scioscia, Dodgers' Don Mattingly and more have been defending their records, and their jobs, in the wake of intense criticism.
What is in the water for LA's coaches? Why are so many teams dissatisfied with their management? Who will be the next to go?
Bill Plaschke, sports columnist for the Los Angeles Times