DOC RIVERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Duke Trolls UNC In Honor Of Austin Rivers’ Birthday

What better way is there to troll your rival than to remind it of probably their most memorable loss in franchise history? It remains one of the most legendary plays in college basketball. With seconds remaining, Duke guard Austin Rivers hit a buzzer-beater against rival UNC in Chapel Hill in 2012. The three-pointer allowed the Blue Devils to defeat the Tar Heels 85-84 in an...
Via College Spun
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers blames ‘bloggers’ for Blake Griffin trade rumors

Reports have surfaced in recent weeks that the Los Angeles Clippers are considering a possible trade of superstar Blake Griffin. Clippers head coach Doc Rivers vehemently denied the rumors, citing “bloggers” who “have nothing to do with the sport” as the source of the trade talk. Rivers was making an appearance this week on The Vertical Podcast with Adrian Wojnarowski...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
July 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers: Clippers have plan to let Paul Pierce retire as a Celtic

Paul Pierce has yet to make an official decision on whether he will play one more season. If he does retire, the Los Angeles Clippers will let him join the Boston Celtics first. In an appearance on “The Vertical Podcast with Woj” this week, Clippers head coach and president of basketball operations Doc Rivers said there is already a plan in place that will allow Pierce to retire...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Paul Pierce to return to Clippers

Paul Pierce has been contemplating retirement from the NBA, but it sounds like he may be putting that off for another season. According to the LA Times' Brad Turner, Pierce is planning to return to the Clippers next season. Paul Pierce is planning on returning to the Clippers for the 2016-17 season, his 19th in the NBA, per source. — Brad Turner (@BA_Turner) July 27, 2016...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers on the Clippers: ‘We’re close, and we know that’

Doc Rivers and the Los Angeles Clippers were nowhere near close to 100 percent when they were defeated in Game 6 of their first-round series against the Portland Trail Blazers last week. After all, the team lost both Chris Paul and Blake Griffin for the playoffs during Game 3 of that series. This came with the Clippers up 2-0 on Portland. They’d then go on to lose the final...
Via Sportsnaut
May 04, 2016  |  Discuss

In defeat, Austin Rivers wins more than a moment can measure

When Austin Rivers came to the Los Angeles Clippers, it was impossible to ignore — whether founded or not — the idea that coach and general manager Doc Rivers was trying to advance his son’s career. The inclination to think that favoritism was at the root of Doc’s decision was understandable. Moreover, Doc certainly does play favorites; how else to explain the acquisition...
Via Crossover Chronicles
April 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Blake Griffin returning to practice Saturday

Blake Griffin hasn’t played with the Los Angeles Clippers since December when a quad injury forced him from the lineup. That could soon change, as Doc Rivers announced the power forward will begin practicing with the team starting on Saturday, per Dan Woike of the Orange County Register. This is huge news for the Clippers, who have been slumping badly of late. Before winning...
Via Sportsnaut
March 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Austin Rivers: Clippers move ball better without Blake Griffin

Austin Rivers does not believe the Los Angeles Clippers are better without Blake Griffin, but he does think the team moves the ball better without the big man. Rivers joined “Steve Gorman Sports” on FOX Sports Radio Friday and talked about playing without Griffin, who is out healing from a broken hand suffered punching a team employee. Rivers called Griffin the team’s “best...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers wants NBA to have NFL-type challenge system

Doc Rivers is upset about a close loss that included a controversial call going against the Los Angeles Clippers. Marc Spears of Yahoo sports quoted Rivers, who, because of this controversial call and others like it, stated his desire for NBA coaches to be able to challenge calls, similar to NFL coaches. “I’ve been pushing for a [challenge] flag for a year now,” Rivers...
Via Sportsnaut
February 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Clippers raffling off custom Lexus RC F with Doc Rivers-voiced GPS

One lucky Los Angeles Clippers fan will soon be driving around in an insane custom Lexus RC F, complete with Doc Rivers-voiced GPS. Here is the car that is being raffled, as shared by Dan Woike of Orange County Register: Clippers raffling off this custom Lexus RC F complete with Doc Rivers-voiced GPS. Info at https://t.co/HJfIxW3Hky pic.twitter.com/4zr3SjMR3b — Dan Woike ...
Via Sportsnaut
February 19, 2016  |  Discuss
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