Found July 02, 2013 on NESN.com:
Doc Rivers knows what it’s like to be an NBA point guard. Perhaps that is why he is so patient with them, which is a good thing. Patience is a virtue Rivers will need with the Clippers. In one of the overlooked aspects of the coach’s move west, Rivers traded one mercurial point guard, Rajon Rondo, for another, Chris Paul. Rivers went to great lengths to convince people that his relationship with Rondo had nothing to do with his departure from Boston, and he had better be telling the truth. He won’t find Paul any easier to deal with. These are the compromises you make when you are chasing a championship. Rivers knows his relationships with his players won’t all be as seamless as those he enjoyed with Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen. He realizes he will clash with some, especially the really good ones, among the younger generation of NBA stars. Something changed in the high school and AAU basketball culture in the late 1990s, and it wasn’t good. Rivers is therefore ready to p...
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