HoopsHype Doc Rivers rumors

October 28, 2014 Updates

L.A. Clippers President Doc Rivers knows recruiting can be tough ... which is why he's already calling DIBS on LeBron James' and Dwyane Wade's kids!! Rivers was leaving Craig's in West Hollywood Monday night when we asked if he thinks Bron's or D-Wade's sons had a shot to make the NBA when they grow up. FYI -- LeBron has two boys (10 and 7) who are already generating serious buzz in the basketball world ... and Dwyane's boys have been ranked as some of the top youth prospects in the country. "I want rights to all their kids," Doc said. TMZ.com

October 26, 2014 Updates

From that inquiry emerged a very hot topic — rebounding, or lack thereof. The Clippers were outrebounded 49-39 by the Trail Blazers. They were outrebounded 371-289 overall in eight exhibition games. “I don’t know what they are, other than rebounding,” Rivers said when asked his areas of concern. “That was it coming into the year, that’s still it. I thought it was a miracle, personally, that we did what we did last year with the way we rebounded. I was worried about it all year, worried about it going into the playoffs. It’s hard to win games when the other team keeps getting the extra shots. Whittier Daily News

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Forward Joe Ingles, who is trying to make this Clippers team, is from Australia and he speaks with a heavy accent. Coach Doc Rivers on Thursday was asked if he sometimes has difficulty making out what Ingles says. Rivers had some fun with his reply. “There are times because, it’s English, I think, right?” Doc Rivers said, drawing laughs from reporters at the team’s training headquarters in Playa Vista. “But it’s English spoken from Australia. So, yeah, there is clearly things … and I guarantee you, there are things I say that he doesn’t understand. It’s a two-way street. And I would think that would be to his advantage. If he doesn’t understand everything I say, it would probably make him a better person, for sure.” Los Angeles Daily News

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As his NBA playing career hinged on uncertainty, former Boston Celtics head coach Doc Rivers offered Marquis Daniels advice he is pursuing three years later. After suffering a terrifying injury mid-game in 2011 due to spinal stenosis, Rivers made a suggestion for Daniels’ future during his rehab process. “He said, ‘If you don’t come back and play, you could come back and be a good coach,'” said Daniels. “It kind of stuck with me.” Basketball Insiders

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Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer purchased the Los Angeles Clippers last month for $2 billion, and now he’s hinting at some changes for the basketball team. Ballmer’s not dropping coach Doc Rivers or any star players, but he is planning to get rid of iPads in favor of Windows. "Most of the Clippers are on Windows, some of the players and coaches are not," explains Ballmer in an interview with Reuters. "And Doc kind of knows that’s a project. It's one of the first things he said to me: 'We are probably going to get rid of these iPads, aren’t we?' And I said, 'Yeah, we probably are.' But I promised we would do it during the off season." The Verge

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