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Doc Rivers ‘happy’ to Be with Clippers
Posted By HOOPSWORLD On June 27, 2013 @ 9:50 am In Headlines,NBA Headlines | No Comments
The Los Angeles Clippers took a giant leap toward becoming a serious championship contender Wednesday, introducing Doc Rivers as their new coach and senior vice president of basketball operations during a news conference at the team’s training facility.
The Clippers’ prying away Rivers from Boston was probably more wishful thinking than anything else when they began looking for a coach last month. They interviewed Byron Scott, Brian Shaw, Lionel Hollins, Alvin Gentry and Nate McMillan but took their time naming a coach, holding out hope they could get Rivers.
“On Sunday, Danny and I were talking about our roster [for the Celtics], and then on Sunday night, this deal was agreed upon, so that’s how volatile this whole thing was and had been,” Rivers said. “I thought that this just took a long, winding path, but it found its way and so I’m happy.”
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