HoopsHype Doc Rivers rumors

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One player they have no interest in moving, however, is forward Blake Griffin. While the Clippers would need to move significant players and money to make a run at either James or Anthony, sources told ESPN that Clippers president and coach Doc Rivers has told Griffin on numerous occasions that he considers him "untouchable" in any trade. ESPN.com

June 17, 2014 Updates

The team will also be looking to hire another assistant coach, according to several NBA executives who were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter. Lawrence Frank, who was on Rivers’ staff as an assistant coach with the Boston Celtics during the 2010-11 season, is being strongly considered for an assistant’s position with the Clippers, the executives said. Los Angeles Times

June 16, 2014 Updates
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Adam Silver isn't worried. The NBA commissioner said he has plenty of confidence that the Clippers — with coach Doc Rivers and interim CEO Dick Parsons at the controls of the franchise's basketball orders of business — will manage to go about their offseason dealings without any problems, even though the Donald Sterling matter that has complicated things for the team in recent months remains unsettled and may stay that way for the foreseeable future. "It's not a level of concern for us," Silver told The Associated Press this week. "Doc Rivers is the head of basketball operations of the Clippers. We've installed Dick Parsons as the interim CEO. He's on the same page as Doc. They're working together. Dick Parsons has the absolute authority from the league office to operate the Clippers in the best interest of the organization." USA Today Sports

May 23, 2014 Updates

While four-time NBA champion and three-time Coach of the Year Gregg Popovich is thought to be earning $6 million annually with the Spurs, Steve Kerr, a man with absolutely zero coaching experience at any level, just signed a deal worth $5 million annually from the Warriors to become their next head coach. Stan Van Gundy and Doc Rivers both received $7 million to coach their teams and have the final say in roster decisions, with both inevitably having to hire again a general manager to do the bulk of the leg work on the roster construction, while Coach of the Year Tom Thibodeau had to fight for his $4 million. HoopsHype

May 16, 2014 Updates

Rivers said Paul "took it hard" after the loss. "I just feel awful for him," Rivers said. "He's the spirit of our team. Right now, his spirit is broken. He's going to have all summer to work and get ready for next year. But he'll be ready. He'll be better next year." Los Angeles Times

But was he angry, incensed that banned Clippers owner Donald Sterling's hateful words sparked this controversy that enveloped his championship-caliber team for these past three weeks? Of course he's angry. "You've got enough to deal with (in the playoffs), and that fact that we had to deal with this," Rivers told USA TODAY Sports as he left. "Especially focus (from players). That was my whole thing. That's what I was concerned with. You know, it's just the hand you were dealt. And the way I've always lived it is you just deal with it." USA Today Sports

"I think I'm prepared for somewhat of a messy summer, mentally at least," Rivers admitted in his news conference. "I just think it's going that way. I have a ton of faith in our league that we'll try to get it straight. But we'll see. .We'll see how it goes. I'll see how it goes." USA Today Sports

He has two more years left on his contract that pays him $14 million, but he was asked whether he will remain as the coach of the Clippers considering that Sterling still owns the team. "Like I've said before, I'm under contract," Rivers said after the game. "I have no plans on going anywhere, as far as I know." Los Angeles Times

May 15, 2014 Updates

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