Doc Rivers

Will Doc Rivers turn the Clippers into a championship-caliber team? (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times / June 26, 2013)

A coach goes from the Boston Celtics to the Los Angeles Clippers? Is that an earthquake? No, it's Red Auerbach turning over in his grave.

Jon White



One can only hope that Doc Rivers coaches well enough to keep Chris Paul happy.

The lunatics have indeed taken over the asylum.

Jack Kenna



Riddle me this: How many NBA championships did Rivers coach after Tom Thibodeau departed for Chicago? The answer is zero. I want to be at the table when Donald Sterling writes that check for a coach each month.

Geno Apicella



Sorry, Bill Dwyre, but I'm not drinking your Doc Rivers Kool-Aid. Rivers has a total of one championship. That puts him in an elite group with the likes of Larry Costello, Al Attles and Paul Westhead. So before references are made to Mt. Everest and the New York Yankees, let's see one first with the Clippers.

Gary H. Miller



Hiring Doc Rivers may placate Chris Paul for a while, but it will not improve the Clippers' record from last season, nor will they win the NBA title. Vinny Del Negro set the bar high for Rivers by winning 56 games and the division title. There was no reason to fire him except on the whim of Mr. Paul. It was another big mistake for an organization that has a long history of them.

Charles Reilly

Manhattan Beach