The memory of Donald Sterling in LA is only about one year out, and the debacle he presented as team owner still stings for many in the organization, including Doc Rivers. For awhile, Rivers has been berated as a horrible team GM. However, now that Sterling is no longer in the picture, Doc is speaking out against the responsibility he holds for making poor personnel decisions.
“This is really only my third year but you can make a case this is our second year if you know what I’m saying,” Rivers told Beast 980’s Fred Roggin. “If I someday wrote a book and told you a couple of the trades we had in the first year that we didn’t do because of other reasons, you would fall off your chair.”
When Roggin asked Rivers to get specific and tell him about some of these potential trades, Rivers just laughed him off and said, “I’m too young. Not yet.”
Since Doc won’t tell just yet, we can only speculate. True enough that Sterling was a terrible owner, but Rivers has put his name on some questionable moves since assuming the GM position in 2013. It would be interesting to finally hear what Doc is referring too once he decides to write his book.