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Doc Rivers: It's never fun when 'real life comes into our make-believe jobs'

Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers finally can take a deep breath, as the issues that arose during last season's playoffs now are in the rearview. Donald Sterling is out; Steve Ballmer is in. The Clippers introduced their new owner during Monday's Fan Festival. Ballmer high-fived and chest-bumped fans as he energetically took the stage. It truly was a "new day...
Via Pro Sports Daily
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers: It's never fun when 'real life comes into our make-believe jobs'

Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers finally can take a deep breath, as the issues that arose during last season's playoffs now are in the rearview. Donald Sterling is out; Steve Ballmer is in. The Clippers introduced their new owner during Monday's Fan Festival. Ballmer high-fived and chest-bumped fans as he energetically took the stage. It truly was a "new day...
Via Fox Sports West
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers: It's never fun when 'real life comes into our make-believe jobs'

Doc Rivers said last season was unsuccessful, in his eyes. The goal moving forward is to "win it all." 
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers Has No Issue With Shelly Sterling Being ID as Clippers #1 Fan

Doc Rivers knew all about Donald Sterling before he took the job. Doc Rivers knows all about Shelly Sterling shady past. Doc Rivers more or less just cares about making Doc Rivers look good, so if that means ignoring Shelly Sterling and calling her the #1 fan, he is willing to do that.  Because truth be told, this whole situation has made Doc Rivers more powerful within the Clippers...
Via BlackSportsOnline
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Steve Ballmer makes high-decibel entrance as Clippers' new owner

Steve Ballmer's voice tends to rise without warning, often mid-thought, like a verbal volcano. "The first regular-season game, I'm excited for that," the new Clippers owner said Monday morning, referring to the Oct. 30 opener against the Oklahoma City Thunder, the team that left Ballmer's beloved Seattle in 2008. Then it was as if someone handed Ballmer a...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Ballmer Is Fired Up About Owning the Clippers

Billionaire and Don Sterling slayer Steve Ballmer official took ownership of the Clippers recently and celebrated at his first fan rally. Ballmer yelled, screamed, shouted and gave out full body high-fives to nearly everyone in the building to express his excitement. With the Clippers team and Doc Rivers on stage for his high decibel speech. Ballmer laid out his plan for the new...
Via Hooped Up
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ballmer's self-awareness has Clippers headed in right direction

LOS ANGELES -- Steve Ballmer doesn't know as much about NBA basketball as he thinks he should. The new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers was cut from his high school team as a freshman, and he doesn't have much experience playing the sport that he just invested $2 billion in. Despite attending "100-plus basketball games" last season -- most of which were for his...
Via Fox Sports West
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Clippers Won't Change Name Of Franchise

The Los Angeles Clippers will not change the name of the franchise under new owner Steve Ballmer. There had been speculation that the franchise may want to move past its identity under Donald Sterling. "I look at it as a name of survival. We've gone through a lot of stuff not just recently but for a long time," said Doc Rivers. Ballmer also made clear that the Clippers...
Via RealGM
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ballmer energetically kicks off 'new day' for Clippers

LOS ANGELES -- It hasn't always been Hip to Clip. "It's a New Day" was the overwhelming theme Monday for the Clippers organization and its fans, as new owner Steve Ballmer was introduced at the Clippers Fan Festival inside Staples Center.   Head coach Doc Rivers jokingly told a story about people in Los Angeles who were bashful in their claim of being Clippers...
Via Fox Sports West
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Doc Rivers And Steve Ballmer To Work On A New Contract

In the wake of owner Steve Ballmer gaining governorship control of the Los Angeles Clippers, discussions on a contract extension for Doc Rivers are expected to commence soon. Ballmer and Rivers had been eager to forge a long-term partnership, and a California court confirming the authority of Shelly Sterling to sell the franchise on behalf of the Sterling Family Trust has cleared...
Via Geeks and Cleats
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Clippers Rumors: LA, Doc Rivers to discuss extension

Now that the smoke has cleared with the whole Donald Sterling fiasco, league sources tell Adrian Wojnarowski that a discussion about a contract extension with head coach, Doc Rivers, is expected to start soon.Yahoo Sources: Steve Ballmer, Clippers president/coach Doc Rivers will engage soon on contract extension talks. http://t.co/MBAJHT7SnR— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA)...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
8 days ago  |  Discuss

KG is coming to town opening night: A sneak peak at the Celtics 2014-15 schedule

The NBA's full schedule release is tonight at 6 pm on NBA TV, but that has not stopped some NBA insiders from leaking big games. Take a look at Adrian Wojnarowski's latest for some of the big national games this season.Locally, it's Steve Bulpett who has the scoop, and he tweeted out the following dates to remember for the Celtics. Sneak peek at Celtic schedule: Open...
Via Celtics Life
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Doc Rivers To Discuss Extension With Steve Ballmer

The Clippers are no longer owned by Donald Sterling, and that means Doc Rivers no longer has to contemplate walking away from the franchise as head coach. According to Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski, Rivers and new Clippers owner Steve Ballmer are set to discuss an extension of his contract. Ballmer and Rivers had been eager to forge a long-term partnership, and a California...
Via BlackSportsOnline
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Doc Rivers To Discuss Extension With Steve Ballmer

The Clippers are no longer owned by Donald Sterling, and that means Doc Rivers no longer has to contemplate walking away from the franchise as head coach. According to Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski, Rivers and new Clippers owner Steve Ballmer are set to discuss an extension of his contract. Ballmer and Rivers had been eager to forge a long-term partnership, and a California...
Via Thacover2
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Clippers Fan Festival, Steve Ballmer presser Monday on Prime Ticket

It's a new day for the Los Angeles Clippers. With the news Tuesday that the sale to of the team to ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is now official, it's time to celebrate. On Monday at 12:30 p.m. on Prime Ticket, the Clippers Fan Festival and Ballmer press conference will be shown LIVE from Staples Center. Also, a marathon of Clippers programming is scheduled on Prime Ticket...
Via Fox Sports West
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers expects a big year from Rajon Rondo

The Globe’s Gary Washburn caught up with Doc Rivers at a charity golf event in Rhode Island. There was some discussion about Rajon Rondo: Rondo and Rivers have maintained a close relationship and the two have talked often this summer. “Rondo’s going to be great this year,” Rivers said. “He’s going to be healthy. It’s the following year [after ACL surgery] that you become...
Via Red's Army
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers, Steve Ballmer To Start Talks On New Deal

Doc Rivers is expected to begin discussions soon on a new contract with the Los Angeles Clippers' new owner, Steve Ballmer, according to sources. Ballmer and Rivers had been eager to forge a long-term partnership. Ballmer gained official ownership status of the Clippers on Tuesday. Rivers, 52, the president of basketball operations and head coach, has two years left on his original...
Via RealGM
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Sources: Doc Rivers expected to start contract talks with new Clippers owner Steve Ballmer

In the wake of owner Steve Ballmer gaining governorship control of the Los Angeles Clippers, discussions on a contract extension for Doc Rivers are expected to commence soon, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Ballmer and Rivers had been eager to forge a long-term partnership, and a California court confirming the authority of Shelly Sterling to sell the franchise on behalf of the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Ballmer Official Owner Of Clippers After Court Approves Sale

LOS ANGELES — Steve Ballmer is officially the new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers. The team says the sale closed Tuesday after a California court confirmed the authority of Shelly Sterling, on behalf of the Sterling Family Trust, to sell the franchise. Her husband, Donald Sterling, had unsuccessfully fought the sale of the team he owned since 1981 in court. The NBA Board of Governors...
Via NESN.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Ballmer officially new owner of Los Angeles Clippers

The Los Angeles Clippers officially have a new owner, the NBA announced Tuesday. “The transaction in which Steve Ballmer purchased the Los Angeles Clippers closed today following the entry of an order by a California court confirming the authority of Shelly Sterling, on behalf of the Sterling Family Trust, to sell the team,” the NBA said in an official release. “The NBA Board...
Via Sports-Glory
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Ray Allen says Doc Rivers has called him; nothing from LeBron

While reports surfaced asserting that legendary three point marksman Ray Allen will either join LeBron and the Cleveland Cavaliers or retire, Allen claims those aren't his only options. Via the Boston Herald's Mark Murphy:"No," he said when asked about the assumption that he would return as a Cavalier. "There's so much speculation about me going to Cleveland...
Via Celtics Life
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Greg Oden, Andrew Bynum To Work Out For Clippers

The Clippers are on the hunt for frontcout depth, but I’m not sure the solution can found here.  After inking Spencer Hawes to a free agent deal this summer,  Jorge Sedano of ESPN is reporting that Doc Rivers and company are set to work out two of the most fragile big men in league history.   Clippers to work out back up Centers this week. Names that will come thru: Andray...
Via Thacover2
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers, Clippers Pursuing Ray Allen

Doc Rivers of the Los Angeles Clippers has reached out to Ray Allen, who is contemplating retirement. “A lot have called; Doc called earlier in the summer,” Allen told Mark Murphy of the Boston Herald. “A lot of teams want to be able to get me at the veteran’s minimum. I still... The post Doc Rivers, Clippers Pursuing Ray Allen appeared first on Hoops-Nation.
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Sam Cassell leaving Wizards to join Clippers as an assistant

(Katherine Frey/The Washington Post) Sam Cassell, who coached the Wizards’ summer league team, is leaving the Wizards to join the Clippers as an assistant coach on Doc Rivers’ staff. Via The Washington Post: Sam Cassell is leaving the Washington Wizards after five seasons to take an assistant coaching position with the Los Angeles Clippers, people with knowledge of the situation...
Via Pass The Pill
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Summertime Sadness: Sam Cassell leaves Wizards, bolts for L.A.

According to a report released last weekend, Sam Cassell has reached an agreement to join Doc Rivers’ coaching staff with the Los Angeles Clippers. This will end Cassell’s five-year tenure with the Wizards and he’ll certainly be missed within the organization. Sam has seen his share of franchise peaks and valleys since originally arriving in […] The post Summertime Sadness...
Via Hoop District
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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