Doc Rivers discusses future with the Clippers
The Los Angeles Clippers’ world came crashing down on Thursday night, at the hands of the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Clippers battled through the “Donald Sterling Saga”, as well as 13 total games between the Golden State Warriors and the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Clippers were able to beat the Warriors in seven games, but fell to the Thunder in six.
There has been much speculation over whether or not head coach Doc Rivers will be back next season, but during his post game press conference, on Thursday night, Doc explained that he does plan to be back.
“Like I’ve said before, I’m under contract.” Rivers said ” I’ve had no plan of going anywhere. Umm, so as far as I know”
Doc talked about having a strong core with the Clippers. Most of their key guys will be back for next season, and beyond. Guys like Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan, J.J. Reddick, Jamal Crawford, Matt Barnes, and Jarde Dudley, will all be back for at least next season. With Rivers calling the shots, you’d have to figure that the Clippers will poised for a deep run next season.
Doc talked about their core, and also about winning it all with this particular team. When asked about the uncertainty of the Clippers future, Doc answered with hope.
“I told them that we were going to win it together.” Doc said. “Umm, you know, uh, It was my job to, ya know, try and make us better, uh, but, you know, we have a great core, and uh, I told them we’re going to have our day, and this is not the end. It’s the beginning for us.”
It’s fair to say that the issues that came with the Clippers’ owner, Donald Sterling’s recent comments, have made this team’s bond stronger, heading towards the future.