Vinny Del Negro is a retired professional basketball player. Del Negro played for Jim Valvano at North Carolina State University. As a senior, he was selected to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference team. In his junior season, Del Negro led the Wolfpack to the 1987 ACC Tournament championship and was named tournament MVP.
Del Negro was selected by the Sacramento Kings with the 29th pick in the 1988 NBA draft. He would play two seasons there before leaving on a 2-year stint to Italy. Upon his return to the NBA, Del Negro played for the San Antonio Spurs for the next six years. He was the head coach of the NBA's Chicago Bulls from 2008 to 2010, and the Los Angeles Clippers from 2010 to 2013.
Del Negro is of Italian ancestry. His father, Vince, played basketball at the University of Kentucky under legendary coach Adolph Rupp. As of 2021, Del Negro is an analyst with NBA TV.