Clippers coach Doc Rivers says he passed on speaking with Donald Sterling
Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers spoke with reporters on Monday regarding the racist comments allegedly made by team owner Donald Sterling, saying that he does believe it was Sterling's voice on those tapes and that he passed on an opportunity to speak with the owner regarding the comments, according to USA Today's Sam Amick.
Rivers cancelled the team's scheduled practice for Monday after a 21-point loss on the road in Game 4 of their series with the Golden State Warriors the previous day, telling reporters that his players "needed to breathe."
The Clippers signed Rivers to a three-year, $21 million contract before the season, but when asked about his plans to continue coaching the team after this season, Rivers said he would "wait and see" before making any decisions about his future.
Asked Doc Rivers if he believes it was Sterling on the tape: "Yeah, I believe he said those things."
— Tim Kawakami (@timkawakami) April 28, 2014
Rivers says he'll "wait and see" before deciding to continue as Clippers coach next year. Adds he got 45 min of sleep night before Game 3
— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) April 28, 2014
Doc on why he canceled practice: "They needed to be breathe. They really had no time with their families." — Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) April 28, 2014