It came as no surprise when the Los Angeles Clippers announced earlier this week that they had fired head coach Vinny Del Negro, but now all attention turns to who Clippers owner Donald Sterling will target as a replacement. While their aren’t many names surfacing in the Clippers head coaching search just yet, it appears that the team is ready to go after a man with plenty of experience.
The Clippers, having just released Vinny Del Negro on Tuesday, are in the early stages of their search. They are high on Nate McMillan. Byron Scott and Golden State assistant Mike Malone are also strong candidates. Both have ties to Chris Paul as they coached him in New Orleans, and Paul is believed to be fond of each of them.
Let me start off by saying, yes, this is Chris Broussard, but the McMillan hire would make a lot of sense if he was really interested in the job.
The Clippers are a very attractive job for potential coaching candidates, so this process could take a while as Sterling sorts through the candidates and searches for the best fit.