The "coach-Doc-Rivers’-worst-enemy-is-Doc-Rivers-the-general-manager" trope is for real.
There is no real way to get around it without attempting to act like a blatant contrarian, and while it makes for easy sportswriter copy, Los Angeles’ problems are real. Doc learned as much from one of his mentors, Pat Riley, who fought for ability to oversee personnel in New York (before losing that battle) and too often got in his own way as GM after an initial sterling start in Miami. Riley eventual built a champion and then two more with the Heat, but it took years of turnover and quite a bit of situational luck.
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The Clippers, whose season ended on Sunday in Game 7 of the Western Conference semifinals, don’t have time to wait. The team’s point guard, the beloved by all Chris Paul, seemingly entered the NBA at age 30, and he finally switched over to that actual age earlier in May. The team’s other centerpiece, BlakeRead More »from The Los Angeles Clippers? Gone till November