Doc Rivers Expects End to Honeymoon Phase
Maybe the Los Angeles Clippers and Doc Rivers are still going through a honeymoon period, but when Clippers players get together off the court, they often find themselves reciting their favorite speeches from Rivers as if they’re reciting their favorite passages from a novel at a book club.
Rivers smiles when he hears the compliments from his players and how receptive they have been to his coaching but knows it’s too early to tell what that will translate into when the season begins next week.
“I think every coach is receptive in training camp,” Rivers said. “Everyone is receptive to them. Then when you get down to the minutes and the touches that when things go haywire. So I’ll get back to you in December and January when I really know if they’re receptive or not.”