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Doc Rivers Praises Danny Ainge’s Patience Amid Coach Firings Around NBA

BOSTON — The 2015-16 NBA season hasn’t been kind to coaches and we’re still a few days away from the All-Star break. The New York Knicks fired head coach Derek Fisher on Monday. He became the fifth head coach fired this season, joining David Blatt in Cleveland, Jeff Hornacek in Phoenix, Kevin McHale in Houston and Lionel Hollins in Memphis. Rumors have circulated that George...
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Doc Rivers: Brad Stevens, Celtics In A ‘Really Good Place’ With Rebuild

BOSTON — When Doc Rivers left the Boston Celtics for greener pastures in 2013, it was in part because he didn’t want to be a part of another rebuild. But as Rivers returns to Boston on Wednesday night as head coach of the Los Angeles Clippers, he’ll face a Celtics team that’s turned things around in a hurry. After winning just 25 games in Brad Stevens’ first season as head...
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Austin Rivers out 4-6 weeks with broken left hand

MIAMI (AP) Los Angeles Clippers guard Austin Rivers is expected to miss four to six weeks with a broken left hand. Rivers was hurt during the Clippers' game at Minnesota on Wednesday, and the injury was originally diagnosed as a bruise. But when the pain persisted further exams were performed, and the break was found. Rivers, the son of Clippers coach Doc Rivers, has averaged...
Via Associated Press
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Clippers won’t hesitate to replace Blake Griffin with Kevin Durant

The Los Angeles Clippers are determined to make a bid for impending free agent Kevin Durant, league sources tell Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. Durant will be the hottest free agent this summer not named LeBron James, and you can be sure any team with sizable cap space is going to make a run at him. However, if the opportunity comes to move Blake Griffin and replace him with...
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Doc Rivers has great quote about forgiving Blake Griffin

Clippers coach Doc Rivers says that he’s forgiven Blake Griffin, even comparing it to a certain former President. Griffin broke his hand while punching equipment staffer Matias Testi in an altercation in Toronto. Rivers said that Griffin has expressed remorse over the incident and had resumed speaking to Testi, and then he dropped the rather hilarious comparison. “He feels...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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WATCH: DeAndre Jordan yells at Doc Rivers for pulling him

Doc Rivers did all he could to avoid falling victim to the hack-a-Deandre Jordan strategy on Wednesday night, and Jordan was not happy about it. In the final seconds of the Clippers’ 85-83 win over the Hawks, Rivers decided to only keep Jordan on the floor for defensive possessions and sub him out when the Clips were on offense. At one point, Jordan began yelling at Rivers on...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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DeAndre Jordan jaws with Doc Rivers for subbing him out of game (video)

The Los Angeles Clippers have experienced some dissension both on and off the court between players and coaches this season. It’s not just Blake Griffin punching an equipment manager or players yelling at each other in the locker room. Doc Rivers is a players’ coach and is not the authoritative type that will chew his players out or make a scene going off on them if they’re...
Via The Sports Daily
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Doc Rivers: Griffin incident 'frustrating' and a 'distraction'

Blake Griffin was nearing a return from a quadriceps injury, but a broken hand will sideline the power forward for at least another 4-6 weeks. And Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers isn’t happy about it. According to ESPN’s Mike Wells, Rivers called Griffin’s injury — which resulted from him hitting assistant equipment manager Matias Testi — “frustrating...
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Blake Griffin apologizes for incident that led to hand injury

Blake Griffin posted an apology note on Twitter Tuesday night regarding the incident that led to his broken hand. In the note, Griffin apologized to the Clippers, his teammates and the fans: — Blake Griffin (@blakegriffin32) January 27, 2016 Griffin got into it with an assistant equipment manager at a restaurant in Toronto Saturday, and he hurt...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Doc Rivers: Time frame for Griffin's return is 'unrealistic'

The early timetable for Blake Griffin’s return from a hand injury is said to be 4-6 weeks, but Doc Rivers has his doubts. The Los Angeles Clippers head coach said Tuesday that he feels it is “unrealistic” to expect Griffin to return so quickly from a broken bone in his hand. “I always say, four to six weeks with a broken hand is unrealistic, I’ll tell you that,” Rivers...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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