Woike: Like Clippers' season, Doc Rivers' moves as GM were a mixed bag

The Clippers aren’t lacking when it comes to having targets of criticism, and maybe the biggest, easiest target is the team’s president of basketball operations. See, Doc Rivers wasn’t just going to leave the Boston Celtics for any opportunity,...
Via The OC Register
12 days ago  |  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
21 days ago  |  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
25 days ago  |  Discuss

A Trail of wise decisions led the Blazers past the Clippers

The Portland Trail Blazers did not have a better roster than the Los Angeles Clippers — not if the injured duo of Chris Paul and Blake Griffin is part of the equation. The Clippers might be the most luckless organization in the NBA, but in many intersections of luck and effort, a pinch of wisdom helps shape a final outcome — in a game, a series, a season. The Blazers owned...
Via Crossover Chronicles
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers Tears Up While Thinking About Mother During News Conference

It’s been a rough few days for Doc Rivers, and his emotions got the best of him Wednesday night. The Los Angeles Clippers coach teared up and got real emotional during his pregame news conference after he was asked about the recent injuries to stars Blake Griffin and Chris Paul. The coach was asked who in his life he turns to when the stress starts to get to him. The question immediately...
27 days ago  |  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 — Dan Woike ...
Via Sportsnaut
February 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers: Warriors have 'swagger' of defending champion

BOSTON — The Golden State Warriors look unbeatable. One year after winning their first championship since 1975, the Dubs have the best record in the NBA at 47-4 and likely will make a serious run at breaking the all-time best 72-10 record set by the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls. The Los Angeles Clippers are sure to be one of the teams standing in the way of Golden State’s pursuit...
February 10, 2016  |  Discuss

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