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Los Angeles Clippers: Time to move on from Doc Rivers

June 1st, 2017 at 11:19 AM
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When Doc Rivers was named the coach of the Los Angeles Clippers in 2013, he was expected to lift the Clippers out of the shadow of the Lakers and propel their new star-studded lineup to an NBA championship.

The pieces were in place: newly acquired point guard Chris Paul had two seasons with the Los Angeles Clippers under his belt, former number one overall pick Blake Griffin was starting to show how dominant he could be when healthy, and center DeAndre Jordan was on the cusp of breaking out into the NBA All-Star form we’ve grown accustomed to seeing in him today.

The Clippers won 57 games in their first season under Coach Rivers en route to finishing first in the Pacific Division and the third-best record in the Western Conference. They were defeated in six games by the Oklahoma City Thunder that season, but it was still a successful first season for the …

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