Doc Rivers: Clippers ‘should be better than’ ’08 Celtics

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    Doc Rivers: Clippers ‘should be better than’ ’08 Celtics

    Here we go again. Former Celtics coach Doc Rivers thinks his Clippers are better than any team he’s coached. Here’s what he told ESPN LA (h/t Ball Don’t Lie) about Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan & Co.

    “They should be better than any team I’ve ever coached, I really believe that. They’re more athletic. They don’t have the veteran IQ but they should be in that area. We have a couple individual defenders that can be dominating on defense. We have great speed but we don’t have the size in some ways as some of the teams I’ve coached.”

    Hmm. I’m sure the Clippers will join the 2008 Celtics and Michael Jordan‘s 1990s Bulls as the only teams in NBA history to own an efficiency differential greater than 11 (outscoring opponents by 11 points per 100 possessions); they’ll start better than 8-0, take at least a 23-2 record into Christmas and finish better than 66-16; and they’ll go better than 13-1 at home in the playoffs and beat the Heat by 40 in Game 6 of the NBA Finals, eclipsing the largest margin of victory in a title-clinching game — set, of course, by those pesky ’08 Celtics. No biggie.

     
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    Re: Doc Rivers: Clippers ‘should be better than’ ’08 Celtics

    He is trying to motivate his team. He is full of BS. That's what some coaches do.

     
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    Re: Doc Rivers: Clippers ‘should be better than’ ’08 Celtics

    Sounds like Dopey Doc just said if this years version of the Clippers doesnt exceed the 08 Celtics, its due to rotten coaching....because they should be better..

    Leave it to Doc to unknowingly make a fool of himself with his big mouth..

    Dont you get the sense that since Doc abandoned the Celtics because he knows hes not a good coach...and went to the CLippers.... hes been treating his old team just like he treated many former players on the C's that he alienated, like BBD & JON etc etc.... 

    The people around the league must be wondering what sort of clown Doc really is....  3 HOFers, incl player/coach KG,  sure pulled the wool over the eyes of the media.

     
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    Re: Doc Rivers: Clippers ‘should be better than’ ’08 Celtics

    This Clipper team is on the decline from 2 years ago.  Who is he kidding?  This is a slightly above-average team.  Not even as good as the c's were, say, 2 years ago...much less in 08.

     
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    Re: Doc Rivers: Clippers ‘should be better than’ ’08 Celtics

    If doc sez that he "really believes" something.... then by Gawd he "really believes" it.

    Its not just idle chatter.

    One down.... one to go.

    Pud

     
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