The Los Angeles Clippers are a professional basketball team in the National Basketball Association. The team is located in Los Angeles, California and play their home games in the Staples Center. The Staples Center has a capacity of 19,060 and opened in 1999. The team plays in the Pacific Division of the Western Conference and is currently coached by Vinny Del Negro. The team was founded in 1970 in Buffalo as the Buffalo Braves before moving to San Diego for the start of the 1978 season where they changed their name to the Clippers. In 1984, the team moved to Los Angeles where they remain to this day.