Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro told J. Michael Falgoust of USA Today that reports that he lost his locker room and was on the verge of being fired were "ridiculous" and unfounded. Los Angeles limped their way through the bulk of March but have now won eight of their last nine games.
"Everyone goes through rough patches," the coach said. "Teams are losing games. The Western Conference is very difficult. You're dealing with a lot of things with this season, a whole new team. People that [coach] understand how difficult it is. If you haven't gone through it, you don't know."
Del Negro added that he speaks with upper management on an almost daily basis and had never been told that his job was in jeopardy. The Clips now sit at 34-22 and would have the fourth seed in the Western Conference if the playoffs started today.