Vinny Del Negro to Be Fired Today
The Chicago Bulls have scheduled a news conference with general manager Gar Forman for Tuesday morning to announce the firing of head coach Vinny Del Negro, the team said on Monday.
Sources said that Forman met with Del Negro on Monday. As part of the Bulls’ organizational meetings over the past couple of days, Forman also met with other members of the Bulls hierarchy about Del Negro’s future. Bulls chairman Jerry Reinsdorf spoke to Del Negro over the weekend, when the coach made an argument to keep his job.
Del Negro, who has one year worth approximately $2 million remaining on a guaranteed three-year contract, did not return calls from ESPNChicago.com.
Del Negro’s firing didn’t come as much of a shock to most around the NBA, but it was still jarring to some of his players.