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Doc Rivers: Paul Pierce's Decision Came Down to the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Clippers

Speaking at a charity event in Boston, Rivers suggested that Pierce's decision came down to the two teams.
Via CLNS Radio
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers discusses DeAndre Jordan flip-flop, doesn't get why emojis are funny

Doc Rivers has been asked about DeAndre Jordan's free-agency decision somewhere between 400 and a bajillion times since Jordan changed his mind, scorned the Mavericks and chose to re-sign with the Clippers back in the first week of July. His answers haven't changed much...until now.Sure, the theme of what Doc has said is about the same, except now, Doc is throwing in a little something...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers says Paul Pierce chose Clippers over Celtics

Years from now, Paul Pierce will primarily be remembered as one of the best players in Boston Celtics history. He spent 15 years there, won a championship and a Finals MVP. Now he's on the Los Angeles Clippers, his fourth team in four years. But according to Clippers head coach Doc Rivers, some part of Pierce wanted to return to Boston over the summer and finish his career where...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers: Paul Pierce’s Decision Came Down To Clippers Or Celtics

You might want to avert your eyes, Celtics fans — especially those with bad hearts: Paul Pierce was almost a Celtic once more. Former Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers was back on the TD Garden floor Wednesday for a fundraising event for ABCD Hoops Dreams. Rivers, who now serves as head coach and president of basketball operations for the Los Angeles Clippers, was asked about landing...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers says Paul Pierce's decision came down to Clippers or Celtics

Paul hugs Doc after the Celts defeat the Detroit Pistons in Game 6 to win the 2008 Eastern Conference Finals.The Los Angeles Clippers made some big offseason moves, maintaining their monster shot-blocker and re-shaping their bench. Among the acquisitions made GM/coach Doc Rivers is former Celtic Paul Pierce. Pierce was huge for the Washington Wizards in playoffs, burying the Raptors...
Via Celtics Life
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers jokes Paul Pierce will only play garbage-time minutes

The Los Angeles Clippers brought in Paul Pierce to fill a void on the roster, but head coach Doc Rivers has a humorous plan concerning when to send The Truth into games during the 2015-16 season. According to ESPN’s Chris Forsberg, Rivers joked that his expectations for Pierce merely include garbage-time contributions: Doc Rivers on what he expects from Paul Pierce with...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Clippers, Mavericks have shown interest in Glen 'Big Baby' Davis

Glen Davis is still a free agent, but that doesn't mean he has no prospects.Here's more from Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times:Big Baby averaged 4.0 points and 2.3 rebounds per game for the Clippers this past season. He's played for Doc Rivers both in L.A. and with the Celtics.Davis has been making the media rounds of late, making appearances on networks such as CBS Radio and...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Clippers Remain Interested In Signing Glen Davis

The Los Angeles Clippers remain interested in signing Glen Davis. Doc Rivers spoke with agents for Davis earlier this week, but no deal has been reached. The Dallas Mavericks have also reached out to Davis. Teams in China and Europe are also possibilities for Davis.
Via RealGM
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The best Atlanta Hawks by jersey number

The NBA news cycle has reached the slowest point of the offseason, so it's time for more lists and rankings that spark debate.  The Atlanta Hawks recently picked the best player to wear each jersey number and put them together in a gallery. Some choices -- Paul Millsap over Spud Webb for No. 4, for example -- are controversial, while others -- Dominique Wilkins for No. 21 -- are...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers actually built a nice bench for the Clippers

It's hard to take any conclusion from last year's Los Angeles Clippers season other than Doc Rivers the GM really undermined Doc Rivers the coach. To support an elite starting lineup, Rivers trotted out way too many players who were most effective back when he was leading the Boston Celtics to a championship during the 2007-08 season. The 2014-15 versions of Nate Robinson, Glen...
Via The Sports Post
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Austin Rivers claims he's 'straight up better' than a lot of Team USA basketball members

Austin Rivers is not short on confidence, and that's a good thing. But he could use a bit more modesty, too. Referring to the Team White vs. Team Blue scrimmage at the USA Basketball Men's National Team minicamp on Thursday, the 23-year-old Los Angeles Clippers guard had this to say: Maybe the former Blue Devil will blossom into a starter or an MIP candidate, but what he said is...
Via Fox Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Brad Stevens Expected to Go Down as a Coaching Legend

The Boston Celtics heavily pursued Butler Bulldogs head coach Brad Stevens after Doc Rivers left town to take over the Los Angeles Clippers job. Stevens had taken Butler on wild runs in two straight seasons, and nearly defeated the Duke Blue Devils in the National Championship game. He was a young coach with a passion for the game, and had quite a bit of upside at the NBA level....
Via Hoops-Nation
August 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers Could Barely Watch Paul Pierce’s ‘Awful’ First Pitch (Video)

Doc Rivers feels for Paul Pierce, but that doesn’t mean he won’t make fun of him. It has nothing to do with basketball, of course. Rivers’ sympathy for one of his newest players centers around a ceremonial first pitch of all things. Pierce showed he lacks much baseball skill earlier this week when the new Los Angeles Clippers swingman threw out the first pitch at a Dodgers...
Via NESN.com
July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

'That is awful.' Doc Rivers has classic reaction to Paul Pierce first pitch debacle

Even his coach can't muster any support for him. New Clippers forward Paul Pierce threw out the first pitch before Tuesday's A's-Dodgres game and it was hideous. Pierce, a professional athlete, couldn't even reach the plate. TMZ caught up with Pierce's head coach, Doc Rivers, on Wednesday, to show him the video and get his reaction to the embarrassing moment. Rivers couldn't hide...
Via Fox Sports
July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Are the Los Angeles Clippers the most interesting team in NBA?

With Deandre Jordan’s decision to remain a member of the Los Angeles Clippers, Lob City is in full effect for the 2015-2016 season. And with the new acquisitions of Lance Stephenson, Paul Pierce, and Josh Smith, the Clippers may have become one of the most interesting teams to watch for next season. The Clippers may have suffered an embarrassing collapse in the playoffs against...
Via isportsweb.com
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Clippers are trying to follow the other LA team of 2010

The Golden State Warriors weren’t always elegant in their run to the 2015 NBA title, and goodness knows, Draymond Green frequently approached the line between “aggressive and dirty” on the court. He can be reckless at times. Yet, one would ultimately have to conclude that the Warriors had no knuckleheads on their roster. Championship teams generally don’t have knuckleheads...
Via Crossover Chronicles
July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Byron Scott: Lakers' D'Angelo Russell 'is not Magic Johnson'

Some coaches, such as Doc Rivers when it came to DeAndre Jordan, talk up their players to an extent that it because sickening. It's a way to boost their self-esteem and keep them playing their best.Los Angeles Lakers coach Byron Scott might not be from that school of thought, if his comments about Lakers first-round pick D'Angelo Russell are any indication.Russell struggled throughout...
Via Fox Sports
July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Josh Smith, Doc Rivers, And The Art Of Basketball-Cycle Maintenance

At first glance, Josh Smith — the new bargain-basement addition to the Los Angeles Clippers’ roster — won’t be able to shoot down his team’s chances in Game 6 of a conference semifinal series. Then again, what’s true at first glance with Josh Smith — and other players like him — is that while he might not be able to make a bunch of threes for a Clipper opponent anymore...
Via Bloguin Best
July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Josh Smith, Doc Rivers, And The Art Of Basketball-Cycle Maintenance

At first glance, Josh Smith — the new bargain-basement addition to the Los Angeles Clippers’ roster — won’t be able to shoot down his team’s chances in Game 6 of a conference semifinal series. Then again, what’s true at first glance with Josh Smith — and other players like him — is that while he might not be able to make a bunch of threes for a Clipper opponent anymore...
Via Crossover Chronicles
July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Clippers: Attitude adjustments will be vital

After a whirlwind of an offseason for the Clippers that has included a period of rationalized despair and pessimism followed by extreme confusion and finally now, where the Clippers have the same core as last season, but also, by the way, they’ve signed Paul Pierce, Lance Stephenson, Josh Smith, Wesley Johnson and Cole Aldrich. The team has patched up its two biggest deficiencies...
Via isportsweb.com
July 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers: Chris Paul-DeAndre Jordan rift was 'way overblown'

Chris Paul and DeAndre Jordan reportedly don't like each other. This much, we know. But Doc Rivers is out there saying we may not actually be right—or at least, we're exaggerating. Rivers appeared on the Jim Rome Show on CBS Radio on Thursday and discussed some of the Jordan fracas, during which the center re-signed with the Clippers after committing the Mavericks earlier in the...
Via Fox Sports
July 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers on Dan Patrick Show: Coolest thing on Steve Ballmer's plane is ...

It was a busy radio day on Friday for Clippers coach Doc Rivers, who joined both the Dan Patrick Show and Jim Rome Show to discuss the team's busy offseason. On Dan Patrick, Rivers went into detail on a number of topics, including, the DeAndre Jordan saga, team building and how Doc's golf game was affected by free agency. When Rivers, owner Steve Ballmer and several players headed...
Via Fox Sports West
July 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers on Dan Patrick Show: Coolest thing on Steve Ballmer's plane is ...

It was a busy radio day on Friday for Clippers coach Doc Rivers, who joined both the Dan Patrick Show and Jim Rome Show to discuss the team's busy offseason. On Dan Patrick, Rivers went into detail on a number of topics, including, the DeAndre Jordan saga, team building and how Doc's golf game was affected by free agency. When Rivers, owner Steve Ballmer and several players headed...
Via Fox Sports West
July 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers: DeAndre Jordan owes Mark Cuban nothing

When DeAndre Jordan called Doc Rivers to inform him that he was having second thoughts about leaving the Los Angeles Clippers, you can probably guess what Rivers said. It definitely wasn’t anything along the lines of “you can’t do that to Mark Cuban.” There has been plenty of talk about Jordan breaking the unwritten rules...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Doc Rivers had 'heated' exchange with Jordan's agent

There have been some rumblings that one of the reasons — perhaps even the main reason — DeAndre Jordan verbally committed to the Dallas Mavericks was that his agent steered him in that direction. It would appear that Doc Rivers believes that was the case. In a fantastic piece of reporting this week, Tim MacMahon...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 14, 2015  |  Discuss
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