The buzz over his job status still can be heard, but coach Vinny Del Negro vowed to simply focus in on doing his job.
He didn't answer directly when asked if he was satisfied general manager Gar Forman's comments Tuesday would put the issue to rest for a while.
"It's been beat up so much, I just really want to focus in on the game and what my job is with this team," Del Negro said. "I think all that stuff will play itself out. I think we just have to try to move forward a little bit and see what direction things go."
When asked if he felt he should stay on, Del Negro said:
"That's not my decision. It's easy for me to make that decision, but that's not my decision to make. I have a lot of confidence, not only in myself but my staff. My staff, I think, has done a tremendous job. They're very experienced, they've been around. I'm just gonna keep on making sure we're prepared as best we can, get these young guys continually developing and moving in the right direction."