On the day Clippers guard Austin Rivers admittedly hoped that his team’s new misfortunes weren’t caused by the “Clippers Curse” coming back to haunt them, coach Doc Rivers was answering questions about his future and that of the franchise. It was enough for Doc to have to talk Wednesday at practice about losing Blake Griffin for perhaps up to two months with a sprained medial collateral ligament injury to his left knee. But Rivers now had to speak about so much speculation on the direction he and the organization want to head during these turbulent times. “Yeah, that is very difficult, yeah,” Rivers admitted. Doc Rivers has been the target of the vitriol on Internemessage boards, many suggesting he should be let go for the Clippers’ 8-11 record. Never mind that Patrick Beverley (season-ending right knee surgery), Milos Teodosic (plantar fascia injury to left foot) and Danilo Gallinari (strained left glute) are out. Even though there has been no indication whatsoever that Clippers owner Steve Ballmer is looking to make a change, Rivers knows how this works.
Clippers coach Doc Rivers accepts being on hot seat after injury-riddled start to season
Los Angeles Times | Nov 30