Vinny Del Negro is out as coach of the Los Angeles Clippers after a season in which the team won its first division title but lost in the first round of the playoffs.
The team said Tuesday he won't be offered a contract when his current one expires at the end of June. He is just the second coach to leave the team with a winning record, following Larry Brown in 1993.
Del Negro had a 128-102 regular-season record in three years with the team. The Clippers made the playoffs the last two seasons, including last year, when they advanced to the second round for only the second time since the franchise moved to Los Angeles in 1984.
Colangelo out as Raptors GM
Bryan Colangelo is still president of the Toronto Raptors, but he's no longer the club's general manager.
The Raptors announced that while Colangelo's contract as team president is being extended, a new general manager will be hired in 30 days.
The changes were announced by Tim Leiweke, who is the incoming CEO of team owner Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment. Leiweke also said he is moving up his start date from July 1 to June 3.
Durant makes tornado pledge
Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant is pledging $1 million for tornado relief through his family foundation.
The American Red Cross announced that the gift from the Durant Family Foundation is meant to match other donations and be an incentive for more people to give.
Bobcats changing name
Bobcats owner Michael Jordan says he's changing his team's name to the Charlotte Hornets.
Jordan said he has informed the league of his decision and is optimistic the NBA board of governors will approve the name change when it convenes in July.
Nets to host draft combine
The Brooklyn Nets, in combined efforts with the Houston Rockets and the Los Angeles Clippers, will host a draft combine on Wednesday and Thursday at the PNY Center in East Rutherford, N.J. Among the 44 potential draft picks showcasing their skills will be C.J. Aiken of St. Joseph's, Temple's Khalif Wyatt, and Mouphtarou Yarou of Villanova.
- Staff and wire reports