Pacific Notes: Suns, Majerle, Clippers, Del Negro

With the two Los Angeles teams bounced from the first round of the playoffs, the Pacific has one lone representative left in the Warriors.  While Golden State figures out how to handle the Spurs, let's take a look at the rest of the division..

  • Suns team president Lon Babby now has to hire a GM and a coach for his club after parting ways with GM Lance Blanks.    It remains to be seen what they'll do in the front office but according to Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe, former Sun "Thunder" Dan Majerle is interested in the coaching job as well as ex-Suns assistant Elston Turner, who is interviewing for the Bobcats opening.
  • The Clippers may take more time in deciding Vinny Del Negro's future, but will "explore all options," a source tells Ken Berger of (on Twitter).
  • Chris Paul's uncertain future is leaving things murky for the Clippers franchise, writes Vincent Bonsignore of the Los Angeles Daily News.  As he approaches his 28th birthday, Paul has more to think about than ever in the wake of his club's first round ouster from the playoffs.
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