Doc Rivers says he isn’t sure about his future with Clippers

The Los Angeles Clippers’ players made their statement about the racially offensive comments made by owner Donald Sterling before their game on Sunday, and now their coach has made one too. Doc Rivers made his feelings known on both Saturday and Sunday, but the most incredible statement he made was in not committing to a future with the franchise.

Doc Rivers

According to the Los Angeles Times, when asked about his future with the Clippers organization, Rivers said, “Don’t know yet. I’m just going to leave it at that.”

Rivers has not talked to Sterling since the report of his comments came to light and feels no desire to do so at this time. He added the following about the situation:

Our guys, they have family. They have friends. And they have cellphones. And I can’t imagine how much they’ve been pulled on and talked to, and what you should do and what you shouldn’t do and what you should say.

Rivers is in his first season as the head coach of the Clippers and the fact that he would even consider not returning is a huge deal. Los Angeles gave up a first-round pick in the 2015 NBA Draft to the Boston Celtics in order to acquire its new coach, then signed him to a three-year, $21 million deal.

Given Sterling’s long history of racism his comments weren’t surprising. But Rivers also said he hadn’t really been aware of that history but that he probably should have investigated his owner’s past.

The Clippers lost Game 4 to the Golden State Warriors 118-97 on Sunday to tie up their first-round playoff series at two games apiece. The next game will be on Tuesday at Staples Center in Los Angeles.



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