Exclusive: Doc Rivers Optimistic About Clippers Upcoming Season “We Are Ready To Be Good”
Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers is optimistic about the team’s upcoming season. HipHollywood caught up with Rivers at the 14th annual Pump Brothers Gala to talk about the team’s motivation coming off one of the biggest scandal’s of the NBA.
“Hopefully it’s all over, but we will be good,” Rivers told us. “We are ready to be good. It’s time for us to be good is the way I look at it.”
On Tuesday morning, it was announced that Steve Ballmer is officially the Clippers new owner. Attorney Adam Streisand said that the former Microsoft CEO’s bid to purchase the Clippers closed “following weeks of legal wrangling between the team’s previous owner, billionaire Donald Sterling and his estranged wife, Shelly.”
“It’s very, very exciting. I’m a basketball nut,” Baller told ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne. “I’ve got time. I love Los Angeles. I love Seattle, too, which is where we have our home. But the notion of spending a lot of time in Los Angeles has been exciting to me for years. The community down there is great. I look forward to supporting the community, the fan base, the staff, Doc [Rivers] and the players to take this thing to higher heights.”
Former Clippers owner Donald Sterling was banned from the NBA and essentially forced to sell the team after he was caught making disparaging comments about Black people.