Doc Rivers took his Los Angeles Clippers to Oklahoma City last night, only to give up 32 points to Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. The former Cat took down the Western Conference contender in Paul George’s return to OKC, but it’s a quote from Rivers that has KSR’s attention today.
When asked about Thunder head coach Billy Donovan, Rivers joked that his son, Austin Rivers, would’ve gone to Florida if Donovan had offered more cash. The young Rivers went to Duke instead, which makes his old man’s quote about Donovan real spicy for all of the Duke haters like us.
“He’s an excellent coach,” Rivers said to Joe Mussatto. “And if he had paid more, Austin would’ve went to Florida.”
Doc Rivers on if this is one of Billy Donovan’s best coaching jobs. The last line is the best. pic.twitter.com/niFGDheiNE
— Joe Mussatto (@joe_mussatto) December 22, 2019
To be fair, Mussatto, who many of you may recognize from the UK beat a few years ago, later pointed out that Rivers was laughing when he said. I’m sure he was only kidding around, but this is America and in America we’re free to form our own thoughts and opinions and my opinion on this particular topic is that Duke dropped the bag for Austin Rivers, confirmed by his own father, the head coach of the Clippers.
I think we have a real controversy here and the NCAA should open up an investigation.