The loss to the lowly Clippers on Saturday proved to be the final blow in the case against Minnesota coach Randy Wittman, who was summarily fired on Monday.
Almost as quickly, questions about which NBA coach would be next to be dismissed found a focus on Clippers coach Mike Dunleavy, who saw his team fall to a dreadful 4-17 with a 95-88 loss to Orlando Monday night at Staples Center.
But before anything began swirling, or spinning, Clippers president Andy Roeser put a sharp end to that discussion, publicly affirming Dunleavy’s standing with the club.
“It’s always darkest before the dawn,” Roeser said after the loss on Monday night. “We like our players and as hard as it is to say, we just need to be a little patient until it all comes together.”