Doc Rivers: Rajon Rondo ‘Didn’t Know What He Wanted’ Before Trade

This embed is invalid" /> Few men know the inner workings of Rajon Rondo’s brain quite like Doc Rivers does. The former Boston Celtics coach witnessed firsthand Rondo’s ascent from temperamental rookie to bona fide superstar. Though he now coaches the Los Angeles Clippers, Rivers said he spoke with Rondo roughly two weeks before the point guard was traded...
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Lack of practice time during crazy stretch of games hurting Clippers' defense, Rivers says

The Los Angeles Clippers are in the midst of one of the toughest stretches of basketball any NBA team will venture on this season. The Clippers have played 11 games in the first 20 games of December, capped off by a 106-102 win Saturday over the Milwaukee Bucks. To finish the month, the Clippers will play six games over the next 11 days. Playing so many games in such close proximity...
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Rivers on Rondo joining Mavericks: It's 'just what we needed'

Clippers head coach Doc Rivers wishes one of his former players would have stayed east. Speaking before Saturday's matchup with the Milwaukee Bucks, the former Celtics head coach shared his feelings on the Rajon Rondo trade from Boston to the Dallas Mavericks. "He's going to be great," Rivers said. "I think Rondo is a great player, and I think he becomes better when he's with great...
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Cavs Kyrie Irving is dating Doc Rivers daughter Callie

Looks like Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving has a new boo. Kyrie is dating Clippers head coach Do Rivers’ daughter Callie. If you recall, Callie dated Pacers Paul George, and her ex was a college basketball player at UNC. So, you know there’s more to it than that, right? Here’s where things get a bit tricky. You ready?? :: takes a deep breath:: So Kyrie went to...
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Kyrie Irving Dating Doc Rivers’ Daughter Callie (Photos)

Callie Rivers has dated her share of ballers (Dexter Strickland and Paul George before he got the stripper pregnant), but now she has moved on to Kyrie Irving according to reports. The two have just started dating recently and mostly been dropping subtle hints about their puppy love for each other on their social media pages. Wonder what happens if Clippers and Cavs meet in the...
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Clippers have variety of ways to combat Denver's altitude

Let the altitude games begin. The Clippers play the Nuggets in Denver on Friday (starting at 5:30 p.m. on Prime Ticket), and there are all sorts of schools of thought and mind games athletes and coaches play on dealing with altitude in the "Mile High" city. "I have not learned anything from playing in Denver," Doc Rivers joked. "I told my son Austin (Rivers who plays for the Pelicans...
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5 things: Clippers 'needed' rout of Pistons amid tough stretch

Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers has had a theory on the NBA's regular season for at least nine years. Forget 82 games. In Rivers' eyes, the season is separated into three parts: the beginning (20 games), the middle (40 games) and the end (20 games). With each period comes varying difficulties and excitement. "During the first 20 games, everyone is excited," Rivers said...
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Rivers eyes concerns in Clippers holiday rush that is December

The Clippers are happy to be home after coming off a 1-2 roadtrip. This sure didn't go like the previously successful roadtrip for the Clippers, who went 6-1. The Clippers (16-7) didn't find their rhythm, even though they beat Indiana, and lost to Washington and Milwaukee. It was the first time the Clippers have lost back-to-back games this season. "We haven't played well in four...
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Week ahead for Clippers: Three games at Staples Center

The 16-7 Clippers are back at the Staples Center for three games this week, starting Monday vs. the Pistons starting at 7 p.m. All games can be seen on Prime Ticket. The week ahead  The Clippers return to Staples Center for three of four games this week. The Pistons come to town Monday for the regular-season series finale between the two teams follwed by the Pacers on Wednesday...
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Preview: Clippers at Bucks

Sharing the ball and shooting the lights out were the Los Angeles Clippers' staples during their nine-game winning streak, but they came up short in both facets in their quest for No. 10. The Milwaukee Bucks' suddenly accommodating defense might help the Clippers bounce back. Los Angeles tries to move to 6-0 on the second end of back-to-backs Saturday night as it wraps up a three...
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Hot Clippers hold off Pacers' charge, win 103-96

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Doc Rivers believes the Los Angeles Clippers have all the components to make a title run. They can score from inside or outside and they can rebound. The missing piece is consistent defense -- and that nearly cost them on Wednesday night. The Clippers blew a 15-point, first-half lead and nearly gave away a 20-point lead in the final 14 minutes before hanging...
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Clippers interested in winning, not current win streak

The Los Angeles Clippers winning streak is starting to become a thing. After a thrilling, buzzer-beating shot by Blake Griffin in overtime against the Suns, the Clippers extended their win streak Monday to eight games. A winning streak can become like a no-hitter, something everyone is well aware of but isn't talked about. Doc Rivers and Chris Paul have said they don't know their...
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5 things: Streaking Clips get 'lucky bounce' vs. Suns

Buzzer-beaters. Overtime. Four-point plays. Highlight dunks. Technicals. Ejections. Revenge. The Los Angeles Clippers' 121-120 overtime win over the Phoenix Suns had a little bit of everything, which, when mixed together, formed the most compelling game of the Clippers' season. There have been other down-to-the-wire nail-biters -- six of the Clippers' first seven games were decided...
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Rivers 'impressed with crowd' at Lakers game

Doc Rivers attended Sunday's Lakers game at Staples Center. Actually, he went to watch his son - Austin Rivers - play against the Lakers. Rivers and the Pelicans were in town, and one day earlier, the Clippers beat New Orleans, 120-100. That day, Rivers was a coach. On Sunday, Rivers was a dad watching his son. And the Clippers coach didn't get a hard time from fans, either. "Fans...
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Doc Rivers Knows Paul Pierce Bleeds Green: ‘He’s A Celtic For Life. Period’

This embed is invalid" /> It doesn’t matter which team he’s currently suiting up for. Paul Pierce always will be a Boston Celtic at heart. Doc Rivers is positive of that. “He is a Celtic for life. Period,” the former Celtics coach, now with the Los Angeles Clippers, told reporters this week, via The Washington Post. “Doesn’t matter where he plays...
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Austin Rivers pulls Blake Griffin’s shorts down in Pelicans-Clippers

Austin Rivers of the New Orleans Pelicans was having a hard time keeping up with Chris Paul of the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday night. As Paul was leaving Rivers in the dust, Austin tried to keep his balance up and, somehow, ended up pulling Blake Griffin’s shorts down. Take a look at this old schoolyard play by Rivers: I don’t even know how or why this happened. I wonder...
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Magic 8-Ball: Surviving a Western Whirlwind of a Schedule

In our Magic 8-Ball you’ll find quotes, tweets, Orlando Magic player social media posts, a random prediction that sticks to the Magic 8-Ball theme, any stats or tidbits you don’t find in our other MBO postings, and more. Basically a buffet of things that may slip through the cracks that are worth bringing up.    #1: This Rough Schedule is Toughening Orlando Up   Orlando...
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Pelicans need more from Austin Rivers to become playoff contender

Austin Rivers does not lack for confidence. When you're the son of an All-Star point guard and championship coach, recruited by Coach K and taken 10th in the NBA Draft as a one-and-done, confidence is usually the least of your concerns. And so it is with Rivers, even as his transition to the pros has been less than smooth. The New Orleans Pelicans' 22-year-old combo guard is quietly...
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Rivers praises Clippers' Jordan by tagging him 'Rodman-ish'

DeAndre Jordan is 6-foot-11, has posterizing dunks on his resume and is having a banner season for the Clippers, but he still isn't garnering the kind of attention worthy of his season. Even Justin Bieber earned more attention the other night wearing Jordan's No. 6 jersey than Jordan has ever received. On Wednesday, Jordan had eight points, 16 rebounds, three blocked shots and one...
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Belichick would allow Doc Rivers to pump up Patriots

Bill Belichick and Doc Rivers are friends. Belichick said in a conference call that Rivers is someone that he would let speak to his team before a game. “I love Doc,” Belichick said in a conference call. “We have a great relationship. I think he’€™s obviously done a tremendous job in Boston and now with the Clippers, so always pulling for Doc personally.” Rivers spoke...
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5 things: Clips use hot shooting to scorch Wolves

One of Clippers coach Doc Rivers' favorite adages is the NBA is a "make-or-miss league." Essentially, Rivers is stating the obvious: You either make your shots or you don't, and if you don't, you're probably going to lose. It's an oversimplification, sure, but it has been oddly symmetrical with the Clippers' success this season -- especially from deep. Monday night the Clippers made...
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Rivers: Clippers are 'all good' after on-court disagreement among stars

The Clippers returned home on the heels of a franchise-record 6-1 roadtrip but also an on-court disagreement between DeAndre Jordan, Blake Griffin and Chris Paul. After a blown defensive assignment in a 112-96 win over Utah on Saturday, Jordan and Griffin were visibly and vehemently debating the play on the court and then Paul became involved in the discussion later.  Clippers coach...
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Doc Rivers reveals who is the best between Kobe and Jordan…sort of

Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers has been around the NBA for a long time. Rivers broke into the NBA back in 1982-83 and got to witness first hand the powers of Michael Jordan throughout his playing tenure. While coaching, Rivers has went up against Kobe Bryant several times – including squaring off twice in NBA Finals. Which leads us to the perpetual debate of who is better...
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Rivers: Clippers without Barnes vs. Hornets

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Clippers coach Doc Rivers says forward Matt Barnes will not play against the Charlotte Hornets due to a calf injury. Rivers says Reggie Bullock will start in his place Monday night. Bullock is averaging 2.9 points and 1.1 rebounds per game in limited action this season. Barnes is averaging 7.8 points and 2.1 rebounds. Rivers says it is possible Barnes also could...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers Nearly Became the Lakers Head Coach

Well this is interesting. Doc Rivers, current Los Angeles Clippers head coach, has been one of the best coaches in the league since being hired by the Boston Celtics during the 2004 NBA off-season. Rivers made two NBA Finals appearances and won one title. Interestingly enough, Rivers nearly took a completely different job that fateful summer. Had Phil Jackson retired a bit earlier...
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November 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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