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Team: Los Angeles Clippers
Age / DOB:  (54) / 10/13/1961
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 210
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The Clippers are "actively exploring" sites for a new arena, according to ESPN's Kevin Arnovitz.
The lease with the Staples Center ends in 2024, so there is no rush here. According to the report, the Clippers are looking to move west -- the Staples Center is about 14 miles east of the Pacific Ocean. The Los Angeles Rams of the NFL building a stadium is likely a factor here, as well. Additionally, Dan Woike of the Orange County Register adds the Clippers locker room is being renovated this summer. Jul 27 - 2:46 PM

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The Clippers are finalizing a deal with John Welch as an assistant coach.

Several teams have been after him with his NBA coaching experience dating back to 2002. Welch been an assistant with the Kings and coached their Summer League team last year. He figures to be one of the main assistants on coach Doc Rivers' bench.
Jun 15 - 5:43 PM

Coach Doc Rivers said he will change his starting lineup for Game 6 on Friday.

It could be Jeff Green or Wes Johnson coming in for Austin Rivers or Jamal Crawford. The lineup change shouldn't really affect the minutes, so DFS players shouldn't be making any major tweaks.
Apr 29 - 9:13 PM

Coach Doc Rivers said he may rest a couple of starters against the Lakers on Wednesday.

The Clippers are basically locked into their No. 4 seed and play a back-to-back against the Lakers on Tuesday and Wednesday. If multiple starters are rested, Austin Rivers, Jamal Crawford and Cole Aldrich could benefit.
Apr 4 - 5:37 PM

The Clippers are not expected to make a trade.

There was some buzz earlier this month, but the team is fully expected to stand pat here. Blake Griffin (hand) should be back some time in March, but will also have to sit out four games once he's healthy after being suspended for punching his trainer.
Feb 18 - 1:44 PM

Doc Rivers praised his bench for their recent improved performance.

The Clippers needed a boost when the team learned Blake Griffin (hand) would be out for longer than expected, and the bench is providing it. "Really our bench has been better than fantastic," Rivers said. "They’re actually changing games, and it’s with their energy. Early on, I think they thought it was going to be with their offense and now they realize it’s with their hands and their defense and the deflections. They did it again with all the deflections and the fast breaks."
Feb 1 - 11:49 AM

Doc Rivers said that nearly losing DeAndre Jordan was a wake-up call for him.

"Losing [Jordan] would've always gnawed at me," Rivers said. "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. I told them, and told myself: 'We've got to get f------ better."
Thu, Sep 24, 2015 03:14:00 PM

Coach Doc Rivers, owner Steve Ballmer and president Gillian Zucker met with DeAndre Jordan.

There were no current players involved here. Rivers likely addressed the basketball side of the meeting with Ballmer and Zucker, the former president of business operations before the promotion, handling the non-basketball stuff. It'll come down to the Clippers or Mavs here. The loser on this deal will be in a bad spot.
Thu, Jul 2, 2015 09:57:00 PM

Doc Rivers implied during a recent interview that former owner Donald Sterling killed some good trades that the Clippers had lined up during his first year in the front office.

"This is really only my third year but you can make a case this is our second year if you know what I’m saying," said Rivers. "If I someday wrote a book and told you a couple of the trades we had in the first year that we didn’t do because of other reasons, you would fall off your chair." Luckily for Rivers, the Clippers fan base, and the NBA in general, Sterling will never be a part of any NBA decision making process ever again.
Source: NBC Sports
Fri, Jun 19, 2015 10:14:00 AM

Doc Rivers said that he is looking to add "three or four more players" to the Clippers' roster.

"We clearly have more to do," said Rivers. "We have to. We have to add a couple more, three or four more players, in my opinion, to our roster." The Clippers traded for Lance Stephenson on Monday, sending away Matt Barnes and Spencer Hawes, but Rivers doesn't appear to be done with the roster tweaks. His team still has a pretty big hole at the small forward position, and while Stephenson could play there if needed, Rivers may be looking for a true small forward during free agency. There have been rumors that Paul Pierce may be interested in reuniting with his former coach, and if that happens, Stephenson would likely come off the bench.
Tue, Jun 16, 2015 05:47:00 PM

If the Clippers are able to acquire a draft pick in this year's draft, they will reportedly look to add a big man or a wing player.

The Clippers have a glaring need at small forward due to Matt Barnes' disappearing act in the playoffs, but their frontcourt could also be in trouble if DeAndre Jordan decides to leave. The Clippers will continue to be a force in the Western Conference with Chris Paul and Blake Griffin running the show, but they clearly need to add some pieces if they are serious about making some noise next season.
Sat, Jun 13, 2015 10:47:00 AM

The Clippers do not have a draft pick this season, but they are reportedly looking to acquire one.

The Clippers traded away their first-round pick to Boston in exchange for Doc Rivers two years ago, and the Nuggets currently own their second-round pick. The Clippers desperately need some help on the wing and their bench play was underwhelming during the playoffs, so they will likely do everything they can to reload this summer. They won't have a lot of cap room if DeAndre Jordan signs a max contract, so Rivers is going to have to be creative. The most obvious need for the Clippers is small forward right now, as Matt Barnes is currently penciled in as the starter.
Sun, May 24, 2015 10:13:00 AM

Doc Rivers coached his record-setting 12th NBA playoffs Game 7 on Sunday, but the Clippers' loss also made him the only coach in history to twice blow a 3-1 series lead.

The Clippers have some soul-searching to do this summer and it begins in the front office. Doc's coaching prowess is unquestioned and his handling of the Donald Sterling debacle was a case-study in grace under fire, but his GM skills (as the team's president) leave much to be desired. For instance, Spencer Hawes, who signed for $23 million over four years last summer, averaged 3.3 points and 1.6 rebounds in the playoffs. The Clippers' bench is woefully thin and they failed to upgrade their wing rotation, all of which is at least partly attributable to Rivers. It will be an interesting summer in L.A., to say the least.
Sun, May 17, 2015 07:47:00 PM

Doc Rivers is adamant that the NBA's playoff-seeding format should be changed, saying, "I don't think [winning the division] should carry weight."

"All right, you win your division. Take the banner. If our record is better, [a division title] shouldn't supersede," Rivers said. "That's a joke." Adam Silver is taking a progressive attitude toward rule changes as the league's commissioner and the Board of Governors will likely examine the seeding issue this summer, so there's a chance that Rivers' logical stance will prevail.
Sat, May 2, 2015 12:04:00 PM

Doc Rivers acknowledged during a recent interview that he will consider resting guys during the final 11 games of the regular-season.

Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, and Matt Barnes are all candidates to pick up a rest day as the Clippers close out the regular-season. They have two back-to-back sets next week, Tuesday-Wednesday and Saturday-Sunday, so owners will need to be on high alert. Paul is currently on track to play in a full 82-game slate for the first time in his career, but Rivers will not take that into consideration when/if he decides to hand out a rest day. "The 82 thing is an individual thing," Rivers said of Paul’s goal to play all 82 games. "That does nothing for our team. If resting him at some point we feel is the best thing for him, then he’s going to have to take that hit."
Tue, Mar 24, 2015 07:36:00 PM