It's hard to take any conclusion from last year's Los Angeles Clippers season other than Doc Rivers the GM really undermined Doc Rivers the coach. To support an elite starting lineup, Rivers trotted out way too many players who were most effective back when he was leading the Boston Celtics to a championship during the 2007-08 season. The 2014-15 versions of Nate Robinson, Glen...
Austin Rivers is not short on confidence, and that's a good thing. But he could use a bit more modesty, too. Referring to the Team White vs. Team Blue scrimmage at the USA Basketball Men's National Team minicamp on Thursday, the 23-year-old Los Angeles Clippers guard had this to say: Maybe the former Blue Devil will blossom into a starter or an MIP candidate, but what he said is...
Doc Rivers feels for Paul Pierce, but that doesn’t mean he won’t make fun of him. It has nothing to do with basketball, of course. Rivers’ sympathy for one of his newest players centers around a ceremonial first pitch of all things. Pierce showed he lacks much baseball skill earlier this week when the new Los Angeles Clippers swingman threw out the first pitch at a Dodgers...
When DeAndre Jordan called Doc Rivers to inform him that he was having second thoughts about leaving the Los Angeles Clippers, you can probably guess what Rivers said. It definitely wasn’t anything along the lines of “you can’t do that to Mark Cuban.” There has been plenty of talk about Jordan breaking the unwritten rules...Read More
There have been some rumblings that one of the reasons — perhaps even the main reason — DeAndre Jordan verbally committed to the Dallas Mavericks was that his agent steered him in that direction. It would appear that Doc Rivers believes that was the case. In a fantastic piece of reporting this week, Tim MacMahon...Read More
There were likely a number of factors that went into DeAndre Jordan’s decision to back out of his deal with the Dallas Mavericks and re-sign with the Los Angeles Clippers. Was Doc Rivers’ daughter one of them? According to Dwain Price of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Jordan was “all systems go” to sign with the...Read More
DeAndre Jordan was well within his right to spurn the Dallas Mavericks and return to the Los Angeles Clippers. But the big man’s handling of the situation rubbed many in the industry the wrong way. Throughout the Clippers’ much-publicized, emoji-filled recruiting trip to Jordan’s Houston home Wednesday, the 26-year-old reportedly refused to return calls and texts from members...
Jamie Foxx was a guest on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on Tuesday night, and the acclaimed actor snuck in one of the best Doc Rivers impersonations you will ever hear. Foxx and Fallon were squaring off in a musical impressions game that Fallon likes to play, and they started talking about how hoarse...Read More
Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers is considered one of the most respected minds in the basketball world. He led the Boston Celtics to the championship back in 2007-2008, and has put up multiple 50-win seasons in Southern California since taking over that job two years ago. With championship aspirations in Los Angeles, the team fell well short of its goal this season, losing...
Doc Rivers knows a thing or two about losing. The Los Angeles Clippers coach watched his team blow a 3-1 series lead against the Houston Rockets on Sunday, as the Clips exited the second round of the NBA playoffs after a 113-100 loss in Game 7. But Rivers didn’t want his players to get down on themselves. In fact, he told the Clippers in a touching postgame speech that heartbreak...
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