Rivers Sees Similarities in Clippers, ’07 Celtics
In many ways, this summer is reminiscent of six years ago for Doc Rivers. He is rejuvenated, having taken a new position with the Clippers, and like he did in Boston in 2007, compiling players for a potential championship run.
“I learned a lot from that situation [in 2007], and what we learned was the most important part of that was the chemistry part,” Rivers said. “As important as Kevin [Garnett], Ray [Allen], and Paul [Pierce] were, I thought Leon Powe and Glen Davis were huge for us. Obviously, [Rajon] Rondo was big, but so was Sam Cassell, James Posey, P.J. Brown, and Eddie House. We don’t win it without them, not only because they were good players but they were the right type of people in the locker room. So, learning that and figuring that out, clearly we’re trying to do that in Los Angeles right now. We’ve still got some holes to fill, and it may take another year to do that, I don’t know.”