The Los Angeles Clippers have been praised many times since adding Chris Paul in December 2011, with many fans and observers claiming that they have the chance to become one of the NBA's few legitimate contenders. Of course, that person will usually mention the limiting presence of head coach Vinny Del Negro in the same breath. Conventional wisdom states that VDN is not a top-level coach, a guy who lucked into an elite roster and now doesn't know how to organize and/or control it properly. This take could be an exaggeration, but it will only go away if the Clippers achieve more in the postseason.
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