TAG: Doc Rivers

Smack / Sep 23, 2014 / 10:30 am

Celtics Owner Says Rondo Is “Super Stubborn” And “It’s Hard With Him”

Rajon Rondo

Over the weekend Celtics GM Danny Ainge dithered about the chances he would trade Rajon Rondo, saying the C’s weren’t looking to move their all-star, before cautioning that anyone could be traded. The same weekend, Celtics co-owner Wyc Grousbeck was a guest on WBZ-TV’s “Sports Final Overtime” and attempted to explain his mercurial point guard, clouding Rondo’s future in a C’s uniform even more. Read More »

NBA / Sep 3, 2014 / 10:15 am

Jared Dudley Says “I Had To Sacrifice Myself” For Clippers

Chris Paul, Jared Dudley

It was a tough 2013-14 season for Jared Dudley. After finally getting a chance to play for a contender again when the Clippers acquired him from the Suns as part of their three-team Eric Bledsoe trade — ironically involving the Bucks — Dudley was going to team with fellow shooter, J.J. Redick, to turn the Clippers into an offensive monster. Except, Redick got injured, and Dudley struggled, playing through a series of ailments for a team that needed fresh bodies. Read More »

Latest News / Aug 31, 2014 / 10:45 am

Report: Rajon Rondo Tells Celtics He Wants Out

Rajon Rondo

Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo will be a free agent next summer, but the Celtics wanted to see how much better he’s gotten since ACL surgery, and trading him before he possibly leaves in free agency isn’t a priority. Except, new revelations from the estimable Jackie MacMullan indicate Rondo wants out, as he’s told GM Danny Ainge and the C’s brass despite the public facade. Read More »

NBA / Aug 27, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Doc Rivers Agrees To New Five-Year, $50 Million Contract With Clippers

Doc Rivers, Steve Ballmer

Apparently $21 million over three years wasn’t enough for Doc Rivers. Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer thought so, too. Rivers has agreed to a five-year contract worth in excess of $10 million annually to remain with the Clippers through the 2018-2019 season, reports say. Read More »

NBA / Jul 22, 2014 / 10:00 pm

Report: Rivers Would Leave Clippers Next Season If Sterling Is Still Owner

Doc Rivers

There’s a laundry list of despicable reasons why embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has no place in the NBA. Clippers CEO Dick Parsons testified in court today, offering yet another case of why the franchise must be officially wrested from Sterling’s hands: Doc Rivers would likely resign if he remains as team owner. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Latest News / Jul 1, 2014 / 2:50 am

Report: Clippers, Others Call Paul Pierce

Paul Pierce

It didn’t seem right to watch Paul Pierce walk to the bench last season and not see Doc Rivers there beside him. According to a report by ESPN’s Marc Stein, Rivers and the Los Angeles Clippers didn’t think so, either. Read More »

Latest News / May 15, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Paul Pierce Is Interested In Signing With Clippers

Paul Pierce

You never expect it. You never expect to see the day your idols grow old. Old and slow, and stubborn and forgotten. The pull-up jumpers start falling short. The legs start giving out. Paul Pierce isn’t the same player he once was. That player wouldn’t have asked to guard LeBron and then proceed to get lit up for 49 points. But the Truth still has something left, and he says he intends to play for another year or two. Read More »

NBA, Video / May 14, 2014 / 11:25 am

Rewatch The Final 1:08 Of OKC’s Incredible Game 5 Comeback

Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook

Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook (Alonzo Adams/USA TODAY Sports)

Hopefully no one turned off the OKC/Clippers game last night. I nearly did. Sent a text to my boys saying the series was over. Had my hand on the remote. Channel guide up. But for some reason, I didn’t act. Thank the basketball gods for that one. If you did miss the finish, here’s your chance to see the final 68 seconds of game time. Up seven with under 50 seconds to play, the Clippers somehow chocked it all away. Read More »

GIFs, NBA, Smack / May 14, 2014 / 10:30 am

Video: Doc Rivers Says Clippers “Got Robbed” By Refs In Game 5

Doc Rivers

It might have been the craziest finish of the playoffs so far, which is saying something after the first round. The Thunder came back from a 13-point deficit with three minutes to play and a seven-point deficit with 43 seconds to play to snatch a 105-104 regulation win over a Clippers team that’s still in shock. Clippers Coach Doc Rivers blamed his team, but was more furious after the game with the refs, saying, “we were robbed.” Read More »

NBA, Smack / May 4, 2014 / 8:15 pm

Warriors & Clippers Clash Off The Court Following Game 7

Blake Griffin, Harrison Barnes

After the Clippers ended a brutal week by defeating the Warriors in Game 7 late Saturday night, 126-121, their battle raged outside the locker-rooms, too. A heated verbal altercation broke out in the tunnel that connects the Clippers and Warriors locker-room with multiple players and coaches getting involved before police had to intervene. Read More »