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PER Diem: April 21, 2009

Vinny Del Negro is making rookie mistakes on the big stage. But he's in good company

Updated: April 21, 2009, 5:38 PM ET
By John Hollinger | ESPN.com

It's a fitting irony: On the day when Bulls coach Vinny Del Negro ran out of timeouts for the second straight game, Cavs coach Mike Brown was named the league's coach of the year.

You see, in a lot of ways, Brown used to be Del Negro, and I think we can learn something about coaches from these two examples.

Three years ago, it was Brown who was running out of timeouts at the end of virtually every playoff game. And he was in a situation similar to the one the Bulls are in now ...

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