HoopsHype Doc Rivers rumors

April 9, 2014 Updates
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On Saturday, when the veteran forward was sent to the locker room by Head Coach Doc Rivers for disciplinary reasons during the second quarter of the Clippers’ 11-point victory over the Houston Rockets, Davis’ emotions got the best of him. “Sometimes [being emotional] can be a good thing and sometimes it’s a bad thing,” Davis said following the Clippers’ win in Minnesota Monday. “[Saturday] was basically a bad thing. But it’s all about getting better.” Since being signed shortly after he was bought out by the Orlando Magic at the end of February, Davis has been working to get assimilated with the Clippers (53-22) and round into playing shape. NBA.com

“I want to help this team,” Davis said. “I have to make sure I can be able to play Clipper basketball. I just got here. It’s going to be tough. The transition’s going to be tough. And things are going to happen like that. “I’m here to play in the Playoffs. These games right now count to get better or whatever, but I want to be ready when the Playoffs start. So, I’m going to do work before, after.” NBA.com

March 31, 2014 Updates

Chris Paul, one of 14-year-old Patrick's favorite players, reached out to him prior to the surgery on his thyroid two weeks ago and then called him again after the surgery. On Monday, Paul, Doc Rivers and the Clippers arranged for the McCafferys to visit the team before their game in Minnesota. The scene seems as awesome as it sounds. “[Chris Paul's] interaction with Patrick has been so genuine. When he found out today that he was going to shootaround, he hasn't smiled like that in a month. I just can't thank Doc and Chris and the Clippers enough,” the elder McCaffery told Clippers.com. “From the beginning, when Dino Gaudio and Pat Kelsey first reached out to Chris, Patrick was really scared. He didn't know if it was cancer, and he had never had surgery. Chris first got on the phone with him and talked about that, ‘It's OK to be scared.' They really bonded and he said, ‘I'm going to call you back after the surgery.' And he did, which really meant a lot to Patrick. We kind of loosely talked about it. We've got to see him play and here they were.” CBSSports.com

March 30, 2014 Updates

Brad Turner: Glen Davis just got pulled out of game and said someting to Doc, who yelled at Baby, "Sit your xx down." Doc Rivers just told team security to take Glen Davis to locker room. Rivers clearly not happy with Davis. Assistant coach Alvin Gentry had went to talk to Davis, but apparently Rivers didn't care. Davis back in locker rooom. Twitter

But four years ago, the Celtics were the first team to have them installed for testing and development after Mike Zarren, the team’s assistant general manager and legal counsel, helped arrange a partnership with Stats that essentially made them guinea pigs. SportVU had its share of kinks, but it still represented the boldest step yet in the analytics movement that had swept through basketball in recent years. “Zarren, he came to me and he said, ‘These are all the things we can do,’ ” said Rivers, who now coaches the Los Angeles Clippers. “I said, ‘But I don’t know what any of that means. You’re telling me that Rondo moves 10 miles per hour? I don’t know what the [expletive] that does.’ ” Boston Globe

February 28, 2014 Updates
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They share a common bond because of the point guard position. That has helped strengthen the relationship between Clippers All-Star Chris Paul and Coach Doc Rivers. Paul is widely considered the best point guard in the NBA, and Rivers played point guard throughout his 13-year NBA career, and so the two of them often think the same way when it comes to running the Clippers' offense. "We obviously are starting to get a better feel for each other, and our communication," Paul said after Monday night's game in New Orleans. "We're two point guards always talking like that. At times we bump heads. But I think the thing that I love and I appreciate about Doc is that he is as involved in the game as I am. He wants to win just as bad as I do. Los Angeles Times

Paul is leading the NBA in assists at 11.2 a game and his high basketball IQ has allowed Rivers to give Paul freedom to call the plays. "I don't have to get up to call a play because he knows the play that I'm about to call," Rivers said. "He's already calling the set and we're into our sets with 23 and 22 seconds [left on the 24-second shot clock]. There's no turning around to see what I want and we're getting into the set with 16 seconds left. That's a big difference." Los Angeles Times

February 24, 2014 Updates
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