Doc Rivers is now facing a similar situation with the Clippers, as he did when he left the Celtics.
“Yeah, but we’re rebuilding in a little different way,” Rivers said. “And, you know, it’s easy to rebuild when you haven’t won, you know what I mean? We won in Boston, so rebuilding there is tough. We haven’t won crap in LA, but we’re trying to.
“The goal is to win, and once you win—if you ever do—then I don’t want to rebuild anymore. Then you go to the next one. That’s the way I look at it.”
During the past year, the Clippers have lost key players like Blake Griffin, Chris Paul and DeAndre Jordan. Even with this, it seems like Rivers is ready for the challenge as he has agreed to a contract extension through the 2020-21 season.