Doc Rivers just became the most powerful man in the NBA outside of the commissioner. In a move that could be deemed unprecedented, the NBA has decided to leave all Clipper basketball decisions in Doc Rivers hands according to Brian Windhorst.
NBA leaving all Clipper basketball decisions in Doc Rivers hands. Doc essentially now has broader powers than any one man in league
— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) May 9, 2014
So as a reward for handling the Donald Sterling dilemma so well, Doc Rivers has free rein and power to shape the Clippers roster however he sees it.
The Clippers may have just become players in a lot of free agent activity. Rivers of course, would still have to navigate some salary cap issues.