Doc Rivers Rumors
There was one problem, though; the Magic apparently weren’t winning over Duncan’s longtime girlfriend Amy Sherrill. At the time, Sherrill asked Orlando Coach Doc Rivers if she would occasionally be allowed on team flights to games. Rivers reportedly informed her that, like most teams, only players and staff travel on the team plane. This reportedly did not sit well with Sherrill, who knew that Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich was agreeable to the occasional request from players to bring significant others and family members on road trips.
One course of action the Clippers appear interested in trying to sell is the idea of a “Big Four” with Durant joining point guard Chris Paul, forward Blake Griffin and center DeAndre Jordan, fitting Durant’s salary under the salary cap. According to a league source, the Clippers are prepared to send Ballmer, Coach Doc Rivers, new executive vice president of basketball operations Lawrence Frank and General Manager Dave Wohl to Friday’s meeting. Paul, Griffin and Jordan could also end up attending, putting the “Big Four” pitch in three dimensions.
The Clippers’ meeting with Kevin Durant on Friday will be led by coach Doc Rivers and owner Steve Ballmer, but sources indicate that Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan and Chris Paul could also attend to pitch the Oklahoma City Thunder free agent on being part of a “Big Four.” Though Durant is meeting with Thunder officials in Oklahoma City Thursday afternoon, sources tell ESPN’s Marc Stein that Oklahoma City is also seeking a second meeting with Durant and his representatives this holiday weekend in the Hamptons.