May 25, 2013 12:12 PM EDT
James Southerland has scheduled eight visits over the next few weeks.
Southerland will work out for the Minnesota Timberwolves, Houston Rockets, San Antonio Spurs, Los Angeles Clippers, Detroit Pistons, Indiana Pacers, Washington Wizards and Utah Jazz.
"He's visiting a bunch of teams," Southerland's agent, Mark Bartelstein said. "He's going to be very, very busy."
Southerland worked out for the Milwaukee Bucks earlier this week.
May 24, 2013 8:31 PM EDT
Alvin Gentry wants to be considered for the Los Angeles Clippers’ coaching vacancy.
"If you look at that job, it's probably the best one out there," Gentry said. "When you take into consideration the talent level that they have and what they did this year."
Gentry has spent time examining how Vinny Del Negro handled the team.
"They need someone who can manage egos, that's huge with that team,” Gentry said. “You need someone who can manage the bench. That bench has been great for them and pretty much won probably 10-12 games outright for them.
"And you need someone who can come up with plays at the end of the game, a little more ball movement maybe.”
May 21, 2013 3:00 PM EDT
The Los Angeles Clippers have fired Vinny Del Negro, according to a source.
Del Negro has been with the Clippers since the 10-11 season.
The Clippers are believed to be interested in Lionel Hollins and Mike Malone.
Donald Sterling was known as a supporter of Del Negro, but a decision had been made to do everything possible to increase their chances of re-signing Chris Paul.
Sources say Paul wanted a coaching change for the Clippers.
"This was a difficult decision, but we feel this is the best decision for our franchise moving forward," said Gary Sacks in a statement.
A league source tells ESPN's Ramona Shelburne that the situation for Del Negro changed when it appeared as though Sterling may be nearing a new deal with him.
"Once it became a reality that (Sterling) might keep him everyone with a phone got to Donald," said a source.
May 21, 2013 1:23 PM EDT
The Los Angeles Clippers are interested in signing David West this offseason.
The Clippers will have to entice West with the $5.15 million midlevel exception available to teams that are non-taxpayers.
West played with Chris Paul as members of the New Orleans Hornets.
The Indiana Pacers will be able to pay West more money to re-sign.
May 20, 2013 1:39 PM EDT
The Los Angeles Clippers have no interest in pursuing Dwight Howard this offseason, according to sources.
The Clippers have been reported as a possible destination, albeit a longshot, to end up with Howard.
The Clippers do not have cap space to sign Howard while also re-signing Chris Paul, which would have forced them to complete several complicated deals in order to acquire him.
May 18, 2013 10:27 AM EDT
Vinny Del Negro is scheduled to meet with Donald Sterling over the weekend to discuss his job status, a league source said Friday.
Del Negro and Sterling are scheduled to meet in Los Angeles and a decision is anticipated shortly after.
Del Negro's contract expires June 30.
May 16, 2013 10:56 AM EDT
The Los Angeles Clippers have not ruled out bringing back coach Vinny Del Negro, according to sources close to the process.
Donald Sterling will make the final call on Del Negro’s future.
Del Negro was hired by the Clippers in 2010 and owns a 128-102 record in three seasons with the team.
May 09, 2013 2:07 AM EDT
Matt Barnes has discussed this offseason with Chris Paul and has gotten a sense that the Los Angeles Clippers' star will re-sign in free agency.
"Chris and I have seen each other a few times after the season and that's something we've discussed," Barnes said on Wednesday. "Not to really get into his business too much, but I think the Clippers are one of his of top teams to say the least and if I was betting guy I would say he would be back with the Clippers next year."
Barnes would like to return to the Clippers, but he is also looking for an increase in salary after signing a one-year contract worth the veteran's minimum last summer.
"I had a great season with the Clippers and my family is very comfortable here in L.A.," Barnes said. "So the Clippers are going to be one of my top choices, but we're looking for a pay increase."
May 07, 2013 4:58 PM EDT
Chris Paul has yet to commit to re-signing with the Los Angeles Clippers, but it is considered a probable outcome.
One source said that there are "too many positives" for Paul to remain with the Clippers.
Another source predicted that there's "zero chance" of Paul giving up the fifth year and nearly $30 million in additional guaranteed money.
The Clippers need to improve their roster in order to become a legitimate title contender, and Paul could potentially force his way out via trade after signing a new deal should the pieces not come together.
May 07, 2013 10:42 AM EDT
The Phoenix Suns are interested in hiring Grant Hill to become general manager of the franchise.
The Suns fired Lance Blanks at the beginning of their offseason and have narrowed their other candidates down to Ryan McDonough and Jeff Weltman.
Hill has yet to decide if he wants to continue his playing career.
Hill played five seasons for the Suns before signing with the Los Angeles Clippers last offseason.
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The 40-year-old signed a two-year, $4 million deal with the Los Angeles Clippers before the season.
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