HoopsHype Doc Rivers rumors
"I just know we got our butts kicked," Rivers said. "They played terrific basketball, and we didn't. I thought we had great shots to start the game. We have had this a couple of times this year, but not very often where we lose our spirit because we can't make shots. That is what I thought happened as the game went on every time we missed a shot we played less defense. We will look at the film and see if we can fix it. I know we can." ESPN.com
Evans Clinchy: Reporter: "How disappointing was it to lose this game?" Doc: "Do I actually have to answer that question? I mean, really?" Twitter @evansclinchy
Harking back to his days as the manager of his high school basketball team, Ballmer sometimes attends Clippers practices and retrieves basketballs for the players during drills. “I didn’t know what to expect,” Doc Rivers, the Clippers’ coach, said. “The guy’s worth $24 billion. I have to think if I had $24 billion I probably would be different. I hope not, but I probably would be. He’s the most normal $24 billion guy I know.” New York Times
When Boston came to town, Rivers, then the coach of the Celtics, said he turned to Ballmer and said, “Hey, you need to buy this team and keep it here.” “Only if you coach the team,” said Ballmer, Rivers recalled. “Well, that’s not going to happen,” Rivers said. “That was our introduction to each other.” Ballmer did not remember the meeting. He clapped gleefully as the story was relayed to him. “Doc doesn’t make things up,” he said. “That’s not his style.” New York Times
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