Chris Paul Must Remain with L.A. Clippers to Cement Superstar Legacy
The superstar point guard has just begun forging his legacy with his current club and would only be setting himself—and his chances of winning a championship—back by uprooting and playing for another organization.
One of the main reasons why L.A. has struggled so much is due to its inexperienced and overmatched coach, Vinny Del Negro.
The talented players on the Clips’ roster—including Paul, Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan, Jamal Crawford and others—simply deserve better. Because Del Negro’s contract is set to expire this offseason, he could conceivably be easily be replaced by a more capable candidate.
Fortunately, the 28-year-old has plenty of say within the organization at this juncture. ESPN Los Angeles’ Arash Markazi is reporting that the Clippers brass will ultimately make the decision, but Paul and Griffin will be consulted before the final verdict is in.
If CP3 can persuade owner Donald Sterling to bring in a more playoff-hardened head coach to help guide this young squad on a deep run, his Clips will be in great shape as early as next season.
Source tells me Clippers decision on coach will be organizational but team will indeed consult with CP3 and Blake. It won't be made blindly.— Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) May 16, 2013
With big names like Phil Jackson and Jerry Sloan potentially available, it would be downright insane for this team—which is right on the cusp of contending for the Western Conference crown—to remain loyal to Del Negro.
What will happen with Paul this summer?
Now he has to remain with the organization to see them through to a title, which could be right around the corner—assuming there is a coaching change this offseason.
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