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The Clippers officially introduced Doc Rivers as their new head coach on Wednesday. During his press conference Doc says he is in LA to win a championship, period. He believes the Clippers were the best team in the NBA for a portion of last season. His plan to get them to the top spot in the NBA includes, infusing the locker room with a “just win” attitude.
“The reason I wanted this when it was made available is because of what they have and not what they don’t have,” Rivers said. “I clearly think this is an extremely talented basketball team. There were times last year they were the best team.”
Doc said he’s excited to work with the roster and has already reached out to some of the players including, Chris Paul.
In mentioning his favorite things about returning to LA – Rivers spent a season with the Clippers in 92 on a team that had a great playoff run ended by the Utah Jazz. Doc touched on the sunshine, “going to work in 80 degree weather” and memories of his son being born at St. John’s hospital in Santa Monica, which is about 20 minutes away from where the Clippers call home at “The Staples Center.”
Sounds like Doc is already setting the tone and making the Clippers sound like the top destination in LA. Meanwhile, the Lakers are taking a page out of other franchises books and trying to make Dwight feel wanted by posting billboards and banners around LA asking Dwight Howard to “stay.”
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If you missed the awkward exchange between Doc Rivers and Bill Simmons during the NBA Draft last night, I highly suggest you check it out…it was a doozy.
Rivers’ son Jeremiah took to Twitter on Friday morning to defend his father’s honor and call out Simmons, a noted Celtics fan, for his remarks stating that Rivers “quit” on Boston. Check out the tweets below:
“Celtics-Nation,” realized big changes were on their way, after the club granted former bench boss Doc Rivers his release from his contract in Boston, to take over as head coach and Vice President of the Los Angeles Clippers, earlier this week. The other shoe dropped, or at least started to dangle, on Thursday night as the “Boston Globe” has reported that the Celtics have...
It’s obvious that Doc Rivers and Bill Simmons aren’t each other’s biggest fans. But, the beef could be personal between the two.
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Straight like that.
ESPN NBA analyst Bill Simmons, who is an unabashed Boston Celtics fan, has been slandering the good name of one Doc Rivers saying that he he “quit” on the team, ever since he made it clear that he didn’t want to stick around for the rebuilding years.
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Doc on @WEEI about @BillSimmons: "He did everything he could to get me fired. Wrote letters, wanted to sit down w/ owners to talk about it."
— Ben Rohrbach (@brohrbach) June 28, 2013
The quote I just retweeted is an outright, 100 percent lie. I'd be careful, Glenn. Seriously. Stop talking. You are making sh*t up.
— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) June 28, 2013
After Doc Rivers and Bill Simmons went at each other during the NBA Draft and Rivers’ son Jeremiah was not happy about what Simmons said. He took to Twitter and ripped Bill Simmons for his comments. Simmons isn’t the type of person to just lie down and take this shredding, so he responded on Twitter with his own statement.
When I get home I'm signing up my 5 and a half...
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