LOS ANGELES (AP) Doc Rivers loves nothing more than talking basketball. And with the scandal involving former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling beginning to fade into the background, Rivers welcomes returning the focus squarely to the team and its performance.
"We're going to talk about basketball and that's very nice," he said Monday. "Last season during the playoffs there were very few questions about basketball."
The courtroom drama over the team's ownership subsided earlier this summer, with Sterling ousted after 33 years after being banned for life by the NBA for racist remarks, and Steve Ballmer plunking down a record $2 billion to buy the franchise.