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Coach Vinny Del Negro (pictured) is proud of the Los Angeles Clippers' breakthrough season, even though he doesn't know if he'll be around for the next one.
Del Negro's contract expires this summer after three seasons with the Clippers, who still haven't told him whether he's returning in the fall. He led the Clippers to a club-record 56 victories and their first Pacific Division title this season, but Los Angeles then lost to Memphis in six games in the first round of the playoffs.
The Clippers expect to decide Del Negro's future in the next several days, but Del Negro and vice-president of basketball operations Gary Sacks gave no indication what's likely to happen after they meet with owner Donald Sterling.