Rumor has it from an anonymous source that Boston Celtics’ coach Doc Rivers has been released and will now be coaching the Los Angeles Clippers. According to the source the Celtics agreed to this deal in exchange for an unprotected 2015 first round draft pick. Doc Rivers will retain his $21 million salary over three years.  Sources also say Brian Shaw, Lionel Hollins and Byron Scott were  interviewed for the position, however, Doc Rivers was selected and counsel with free-agent Chris Paul was also a factor in the decision.

The Clippers would do well to keep Chris Paul and getting Doc Rivers is a sound decision, but will he be the key factor in making the Clippers a championship team? I firmly believe in good coaching, but at the end of the day it’s the talent on the court that matters. 

Nothing can compensate for for good coaching. For any team, good leadership is the best start. I think the Clippers need a stronger team dynamic, something Doc River may be able to strengthen. They also need a strong, aggressive – yet agile “big man” and better shooting guards. 

While Doc Rivers making the move west is a good thing for the Clippers, I think it’s premature for the team, ownership and fans to think he’s the magic pill to get them the championship next year. 

After all, the Celtics didn’t make it this year either.

What do you think?

Your Jersey Girlfriend,

~Angela Davis

What do you think?

Your Jersey Girlfriend,

~Angela Davis