Hey y’all. I penned an article over at Bleacher Report a few days ago, analyzing Doc Rivers’ effect on the Clippers. The gist: Gregg Popovich is the LeBron of everything, he deserved to win, but Doc deserves some pub. An excerpt:
Rivers sticks with a plan long enough to let its foibles come to life and solidify, giving him ample information to make the right decision going forward. Put simply, he knows you can’t construct a contender with Band-Aid solutions.
For him, mistakes are a sign of progress, undoubtedly a theme of this season. After Griffin’s rise, the Clippers offense ascended from 103.4 points per 100 possessions in December to a rim-shattering 112.3 offensive rating in January. In February, they peaked at 114.