HoopsHype Doc Rivers rumors
Scott Souza: Former #Celtics guard Gerald Green: I think I would be a lot better playing for Doc now. ... I respect Doc. ... I think he's proud of me. Twitter @scott_souza
Doc Rivers says he has NO PROBLEM with Kobe Bryant breaking the record for most missed shots in NBA history ... telling TMZ Sports, "The only way you can make 'em, you gotta take 'em." FYI -- Kobe broke the record earlier this week ... passing Celtics legend John Havlicek, who missed 13,147 shots during his career. TMZ.com
Doc Rivers said he tried really hard to get you to L.A. How close were you to being a Clipper? Pierce: "I thought a lot about L.A. My wife wanted to stay there and put the kids in school. It would have been an easier transition for me being with Doc, being at home. I think I missed out on that opportunity by waiting to see what Brooklyn was going to do. When they eventually said they weren’t going to make any moves, I missed that boat. That kind of upset me." Sports Illustrated
Then, he got to the absurd notion that his team committed one measly foul in the first half, after which they trailed 65-42. “I’ve never been in a game where a team scores 65 points and we have one foul,” Rivers said. “That, to the core, bothers me to no end. I mean, I have never seen that before. And I think the foul was late and it was a mistake; it probably wasn’t a foul. So for me, I’m doing something wrong because that’s as soft as you can probably get in a game. One foul at halftime? Are you (expletive) kidding me? I mean, that’s as bad as I’ve seen.” Los Angeles Daily News
Rivers rarely curses, so that in itself was an indicator of how upset he was with his players. Los Angeles Daily News
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