Doc Rivers Discusses Mark Cuban, Almost Losing DeAndre Jordan

September 24th, 2015 by Tim Daniels Leave a reply »

Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers is happy the organization lured DeAndre Jordan back after nearly losing him to the Dallas Mavericks this offseason. Still, he believes the entire ordeal lit a spark that could help lead the franchise to greater heights.

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports discussed the situation with Rivers at a Los Angeles-area country club. The 53-year-old coach and former point guard didn't hold back when it came to how the free-agent drama impacted him:

Losing him would've always gnawed at me. But it wouldn't have stopped me. I would've said, "F--- that, we're going to figure out a way to get this right." But it also triggered something else for me. It might have been my front-office wake-up call. I was not a pleasant guy to me, or my staff, after I thought we lost him – and even after we got him back. We had a lot of "come-to-Jesus" meetings.

Rivers explained the biggest takeaway surrounded the need for better communication. He believes a lot of the issues inside a locker room begin with comments being made by outsiders, stating: "And the reason can be bull---- or it can be real, and that's ...

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