Jim Boylen Rumors
Doc Rivers has been a part of the NBA for 33 years as a player and coach. He thought he had seen everything until Friday night. The Los Angeles Clippers coach and Chicago’s Jim Boylen were both ejected during the third quarter at Staples Center for arguing. It is something so rare that the NBA and Elias Sports Bureau could not recall or track the last time it has happened. “I’ve been around a while and I needed something new,” Rivers said after the Clippers’ 128-121 victory.
Both started arguing near their respective benches when official Jason Phillips assessed the first technical. Boylen and Rivers continued to argue, which caused Phillips to assess the second technical and an automatic ejection. “After receiving the first technical foul, they continued a verbal exchange between both of the coaches, and therefore received a second technical foul for the continuation, and then were automatically ejected with two technical fouls each,” Phillips said in a pool report. “The first one was for the arguing, and we told (the coaches) that was enough, and then they continued.”
Not surprisingly, Bulls coach Jim Boylen was emphatic when asked if Ryan Arcidiacono has proved himself to be an NBA player. He was a two-way player last season, spending most of his time with the Windy City Bulls. “Absolutely. Archie’s a winning player,” Boylen said. “He has improved. When he got here, he didn’t look at the rim. He’d get in the paint and he wouldn’t look at the rim. Everybody would pull back and he didn’t want to shoot it. He has learned how to finish.”