DOC RIVERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Doc Rivers throws shade at Chris Paul during press conference (VIDEO)

Chris Paul recently departed Los Angeles for Houston after making it clear that he wanted to leave the Clippers, and head coach Doc Rivers clearly isn’t worried about life after CP3. The Clippers did get a nice haul in the trade — with at least three guys who can start for the team this season — and things weren’t working with the previous roster, given their lack of success...
Via The Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Did Doc Rivers shade Chris Paul’s play style during Clippers press conference?

There’s nothing like some well-timed shade in the heat of the NBA summer.Speaking at a press conference introducing the team’s new acquisitions on Tuesday, LA Clippers head coach Doc Rivers was asked what the biggest difference in their play style would be with Chris Paul no longer in the picture.“We’ll have ball movement,” Rivers said bluntly. “That’s one of the things...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Questions exist about Doc Rivers’ work ethic, accountability

The Los Angeles Clippers hired Doc Rivers as their head coach and president of basketball operations four years ago, and they have not advanced past the Western Conference semifinals during his tenure with the team. That is obviously a major disappointment, but how much of it is Doc’s fault?While winning and losing is never the responsibility of one person, some questions have...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers expects 2008 Celtics to patch up Ray Allen rift

2018 will mark the tenth anniversary of the Boston Celtics’ 2008 NBA Championship, but the key pillars of that team are still angry with Ray Allen for joining their rivals with the Miami Heat. Doc Rivers, who coached the 2008 Celtics, does think that will ultimately change. “I think it will [heal],” Rivers told Marc J. Spears of the Undefeated. “At the end of the day, that...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Paul says he left Clippers because he wanted a ‘change’

Speaking for the first time since he left the Los Angeles Clippers, Chris Paul downplayed reports of tension with Doc and Austin Rivers, saying he simply felt ready for a change.Paul spoke exclusively to Marc J. Spears of the Undefeated about his departure from the Clippers and decision to join the Houston Rockets. He seemed to imply that the constant chatter around the Clippers...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers: Clippers didn't take step back, added talent

The Los Angeles Clippers have had a rough offseason so far, but head coach Doc Rivers doesn’t think they took a step back. Added talent?Let’s give that the old sniff test, shall we?After watching Chris Paul (one of the best point guards in the Association) leave via trade to the Houston Rockets, they spent top dollar to retain an aging, injury-prone Blake Griffin.Then, they acquired...
Via Sportsnaut
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers, Austin Rivers open up about Chris Paul trade

Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers is left to pick up the pieces after the Chris Paul trade. Paul wanted out and the organization gave him what he wanted, agreeing to a sign-and-trade blockbuster with the Houston Rockets. With Blake Griffin also a free agent, it could be serious rebuilding time for the Clippers. In the face of countless speculation, Rivers tried to come up...
Via The Sports Daily
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Doc Rivers will remain with the Clippers

After some quiet speculation that Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers might leave the team following the playoffs, it now looks like Rivers will play out the remaining two years of his contract in Southern California.“Rivers isn’t leaving the Clippers. He’s owed $22 million-plus over the next two years, and he has the confidence of Ballmer,” Yahoo Sports! Adrian Wojnarowski...
Via Sportsnaut
April 26, 2017  |  Discuss

Rivers goes off on reporter over 'dumbest thing I've ever heard'

The Los Angeles Clippers’ first playoff game this year ended as a 97-95 loss to the Utah Jazz thanks to a Joe Johnson buzzer-beater, and head coach Doc Rivers wasn’t happy about it. In his post-game press conference about Saturday’s loss, Rivers was asked about the circumstances that led to that Johnson shot, specifically about the Clippers’ Chris Paul making a game-tying...
Via The Comeback
April 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers shoots down rumors about Magic reunion

Doc Rivers, like many, has thus far fallen short of propelling the Los Angeles Clippers to the top of the NBA. But he’s not in any mood to discuss abandoning his current project, either.On Saturday night, Rivers made it clear that he still wants to continue coaching and has no designs on doing it anywhere besides Los Angeles.“Clippers head coach Doc Rivers shot down a question...
Via Sportsnaut
March 19, 2017  |  Discuss
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