Doc Rivers departure from Boston wasn't pleasant, and it ended in some ways as a nasty public divorce. It wasn't that bad I suppose in the bigger picture, but it wasn't peaceful either. Now Doc faces an entirely new drama, that's much larger and crucial in society. Right now America is outraged, as they should be.
Doc Rivers had an idea of the owners history. He did play with the Clippers at one time, so he knew what he was getting into. I'm pretty sure Doc didn't expect this from his owner on many levels, so now Doc is left questing his future in LA.
Rivers addressed the controversy in a pregame news conference before the Clippers squared off against the Golden State Warriors in Game 4 of their playoff series. During the news conference, Rivers was asked whether Sterling or the Clippers organization needed to say or do anything to make him want to continue working for the team.
Los Angeles Clippers players staged a silent protest against owner Donald Sterling before Sunday's playoff game, while coach Doc Rivers said he isn't sure what he would have to hear from Sterling to make him want to return next season.
"Don't know yet," Rivers said when asked if there were things he needed to hear from Sterling after an audio tape surfaced of Sterling purportedly making racist remarks to his girlfriend V. Stiviano. "I'm just going to leave it at that."