Chris Paul is not happy with the Los Angeles Clippers organization since a source has confirmed they are blaming him for the firing of Vinny Del Negro as coach.
YouWager experts still don’t know just how much of an impact this will have on Paul’s decision to re-sign with the Clippers as a free agent, however the source conceded that the 28 year-old’s point guard’s anger could work against Los Angeles.
Many have speculated that Paul will re-sign with the L.A. team this summer. The North Carolina native often referred to the matter as it’s something definete.
Furthermore, the Clippers can offer him a five-year, $108 million deal, $28 million more than any other NBA team. Nevertheless, sources have confirmed he would not put it past Paul to turn down more money if he’s not comfortable with the Del Negro’s situation.
The 46 year-old coach was fired on May 21 after leading the Clippers to 56 victories, the most successful regular season in franchise history.
That same day, the team’s owner Donald Sterling let a newspaper know that Paul and Blake Griffin were to blame for Del Negro’s dismissal.
Whether that’s true or not, Del Negro strongly considers Paul got him fired, according what has been said.
In addition, it has also been said that Del Negro had no idea during the regular season of the NBA playoffs that Paul wanted him out However, another source has stated that Paul has been clear about not wanting to get involved in the Clippers’ coaching situation and that he wanted nothing to do with the decision to retain or release Del Negro.
A source said that the Clippers’ front office was unsure with Del Negro for much of the season and that its differences with him were so strong that the executives did not need to ask for any players’ opinion (including Paul’s) when deciding on the coach’s future with the team.