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Doc Rivers: Ray Allen not in consideration for Clippers roster spot

We still don't know whether or not Ray Allen will call it a career or return for a 19th season, but the Los Angeles Clippers were thought to be one of the teams the free agent sharpshooter might consider. He obviously has a relationship with Clippers president and head coach Doc Rivers from their time together in Boston, and Los Angeles would give him a chance to compete for...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

NBA Pacific Division Preview: Clippers Poised To Finally Break Through

As the 2014-15 NBA season approaches, NESN.com will be taking a preseason look at each of the league’s six divisions. Up next on the docket is the Pacific Division, where Doc Rivers’ Los Angeles Clippers — finally free of the Donald Sterling mess — will look to dethrone the West’s elite. Teams are listed in predicted order of finish (last year’s result in parentheses...
Via NESN.com
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Clippers open training camp in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) With their offseason of controversy behind them, the Los Angeles Clippers got back to the business of basketball Tuesday, opening a four-day training camp in a city known for its temptations and distractions. But coach Doc Rivers, after conducting a four-hour workout at UNLV's Mendenhall Center, said he isn't worried about how his players will deal with the...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Clippers seem to have chemistry thing down as season nears

The Clippers were all there for Jamal Crawford's wedding in Seattle last  summer. Even owner Steve Ballmer. When J.J. Redick became a father for the first time, the congratulatory wishes came in from his teammates. Matt Barnes' charity football event attracted the presence and help of his teammates.  The Clippers are hoping that chemistry, bonding and those friendships...
Via Fox Sports West
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Clippers return focus to team post-Sterling

LOS ANGELES (AP) Doc Rivers loves nothing more than talking basketball. And with the scandal involving former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling beginning to fade into the background, Rivers figures the focus will return to the court of sport. The courtroom drama over the team's ownership subsided earlier this summer, with Sterling ousted after 33 years after being banned...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

3 new assistants join LA Clippers staff

LOS ANGELES (AP) Doc Rivers is adding three new assistant coaches to his Los Angeles Clippers staff for the upcoming season. Former NBA veteran Sam Cassell, Lawrence Frank and Mike Woodson will join Rivers on the bench. They round out a staff that includes current assistants Armond Hill and Brendan O'Connor, as well as assistant player skills coaches JP Clark and Dave Severns...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lawrence Frank joins Clips' staff

The Brooklyn Nets and assistant coach Lawrence Frank have reached a buyout agreement, allowing the 44-year-old to join the Los Angeles Clippers and become an assistant under Doc Rivers. Last season, the Nets made Frank the highest-paid assistant coach in NBA history, giving him a six-year, $6 million contract to mentor Jason Kidd in Kidd's first season as a head coach.
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Clippers re-sign Hedo Turkoglu

The Los Angeles Clippers announced Friday that they have re-signed  free agent forward Hedo Turkoglu. Terms of the contract were not disclosed but multiple media outlets report that it was a one-year, veteran’s minimum contract. “We are happy to welcome Hedo back to the Clippers,” Clippers President of Basketball Operations and Head Coach Doc Rivers said. “Hedo is a versatile...
Via Sports-Glory
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Hedo Turkoglu Re-Signs With Clippers

The Los Angeles Clippers have re-signed Hedo Turkoglu. “We are happy to welcome Hedo back to the Clippers,” Doc Rivers said in a statement. “Hedo is a versatile, veteran presence who contributed to the championship culture we are building in Los Angeles.” Turkoglu, 35, appeared in 38 games for the Clippers last season after being signed on January 10 and averaged 3.0 points...
Via RealGM
19 days ago  |  Discuss

San Antonio Spurs & Los Angeles Clippers join chase for Ray Allen

The San Antonio Spurs and the Los Angeles Clippers are the latest teams to join the Cleveland Cavaliers in the race to get shooting guard Ray Allen. Allen, is currently a free agent and last played with the Miami Heat, has yet to decided whether to continue his NBA career in what would be his 19th season or to retire. Ray Allen The Spurs only have one open roster spot on their team...
Via isportsweb.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Clippers: Ekpe Udoh and Chris Douglas-Roberts Signing Grades

Los Angeles Clippers: Ekpe Udoh and Chris Douglas-Roberts Signing Grades By Josh Morgan: VP and Director of Content/Hoopstuff… Contracts: 1 year, 1 million Doc Rivers was hired by the Clippers not only for his championship pedigree with the Celtics but also, I’m assuming here, because of his ability to teach the defensive side of the game and get his players to buy into his philosophy...
Via HoopStuff
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans’ Austin Rivers: “This Is My Year”

Austin Rivers has reached a pivotal point in his career.  The son of Clippers coach Doc Rivers, was supposed to lift the New Orleans Pelicans to new heights coming out of Duke. Rivers took a step forward last season in a backup role, and told John Reid at the Times Picayune that this is his year.  ”I was constantly working the entire summer,” Rivers said. ”I gained 10...
Via Thacover2
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans’ Austin Rivers: “This Is My Year”

Austin Rivers has reached a pivotal point in his career.  The son of Clippers coach Doc Rivers, was supposed to lift the New Orleans Pelicans to new heights coming out of Duke. Rivers took a step forward last season in a backup role, and told John Reid at the Times Picayune that this is his year.  ”I was constantly working the entire summer,” Rivers said. ”I gained 10...
Via BlackSportsOnline
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers Has An Amazing Home Office

Rachel Nichols from CNN and Turner Sports got a chance to spend the day with Clippers president and head coach Doc Rivers at his home for an interview and she snapped this picture of his home office. If happen to be a sports junky of any kind, it’s only natural to be instantly jealous of all the awesome things Doc amassed from his time in Orlando, Boston and Los Angeles. The post...
Via Hooped Up
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers does not like a former Boston Celtics star he coached

Jason Whitney Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers apparently has a strong dislike for his former point guard, Rajon Rondo. While Rivers had a very successful run as coach of the Boston Celtics, there was several reports of friction between the two. And it doesn’t stop there. Rondo had a beef with sharpshooter Ray Allen during their […] Sports-Kings - The Kings of Sports Lists...
Via Sports-Kings
August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers home office looks pretty awesome

Some people like to say that the look of your office says plenty about the type of person that you are. Recently, CNN’s Rachel Nichols got a chance to do a one-on-one interview with Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers at his home. Check out the below Instagram photo of Rivers home office which is pretty darn amazing along with being filled with plenty of keepsakes and basketball...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers’ Home Office Is Basketball Heaven

Rachel Nichols recently traveled to the home of Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers for an interview, and she snapped this picture of Doc’s amazing home office before posting it on Instagram. That’s probably a lot more green than Clippers fans would like, but there’s tons of Celtics memorabilia from Rivers’ 2008 championship in Boston – including a replica banner and...
Via Next Impulse Sports
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Spurs, Clippers pursuing Ray Allen

The San Antonio Spurs and Los Angeles Clippers have emerged as possible destinations for Ray Allen. Allen is still deciding whether or not he will retire, but he has been widely expected to join LeBron James with the Cleveland Cavaliers should he continue his playing career. Doc Rivers is a natural recruiter for Allen given their time together with the Boston Celtics. The Spurs have...
Via RealGM
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers recruiting Ray Allen to Clippers

The Los Angeles Clippers are still looking to make another move or two if they can in order to fill out their depth, and one name that is coming up is shooting guard Ray Allen. Doc Rivers had a great relationship with him back when both were with the Boston Celtics, and he has been recruiting Allen in an attempt to bring him to L.A. Allen has been considering retirement all offseason...
Via Sports-Glory
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Photos: Doc Rivers' home office is filled with Celtics memorabilia

NBA reporter Rachel Nichols (who you might remember from the 2010 NBA finals when she questioned Big Baby about drooling all over) is now the host of CNN's "Unguarded" series, which does in-depth interviews with athletes, coaches, and other sports figures.Nichols is currently taping an episode of "Unguarded" where she discusses sports, race, and society with...
Via Celtics Life
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Clippers sign Doc Rivers to 5-year extension

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Doc Rivers is staying with the Los Angeles Clippers for another five years. In Steve Ballmer's first big move since taking over as the new owner, he gave Rivers a contract extension through the 2018-19 season. Ballmer said Wednesday it was one of his top priorities to ensure that Rivers remains as the long-term leader of the team. Rivers was a stabilizing...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where Celtics tickets on secondary market are up 204%?

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. While Celtics tickets aren’t the most expensive in the league this year, they are significantly more expensive than they were last season. Last year the ticket average was just $59.08, and only four games had...
Via Red's Army
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Cash Out: Doc Rivers Signs $50 Million Extension With Clippers

Clippers Head coach and team president Doc Rivers will be with the franchise for the next five years. Newly minted Clippers owner Steve Ballmer wasted no time in establishing the vibe of the team for the future. Doc Rivers signed an extension on Wednesday that will run through the 2018-2019 season and pay Rivers $50 million. I’m sure this will also help the recruiting situation...
Via Jocks and Stiletto Jill
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Clippers sign Doc Rivers to an extension

The Clippers have extended the contract of their head coach Doc Rivers. Via CBS Sports: The Clippers announced on Wednesday that Rivers will be that leader for even longer than originally expected. Rivers and Ballmer agreed to a contract extension that will keep him around through at least the 2018-19 season. Ballmer called it one of his “top priorities” to make sure Rivers was...
Via Pass The Pill
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers Signs Extension With Clippers Through 2018-19 Season

Following the sale of the Los Angeles Clippers franchise from the scandalous hands of Donald Sterling to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, head coach Doc Rivers could finally take a breath of fresh air, exemplifying his long-term commitment to the team by signing an extension that will keep him in Southern California through the 2018-19 season. Clippers head coach and team president...
Via The League News
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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