Doc Rivers To Quit If Donald Sterling Remains Owner


Doc Rivers To Quit If Donald Sterling Remains Owner

( 4UMF NEWS ) Doc Rivers To Quit If Donald Sterling Remains Owner:

If Donald Sterling stays, Doc Rivers will go. Those were the words coming from Clippers acting CEO Dick Parsons in a Los Angeles probate court on Tuesday, as he testified on behalf of Shelly Sterling in her battle to finalize the sale of the team.

Parsons, who was named the Clippers' CEO on an interim basis in May, testified under oath on myriad topics related to the Sterling case. But the most concerning for Clippers fans and players will be three separate conversations in which Rivers indicated he would leave if Donald Sterling won his case, per ESPN's Arash Markazi:

Rivers, 52, currently serves as the Clippers' head coach and president of basketball operations. During the height of the Sterling scandal, though, Rivers was quite possibly the most powerful man in basketball other than commissioner Adam Silver. As chronicled by's Ramona Shelburne, Rivers was serving roles as a coach, mentor and at times counselor for people behind the scenes. He was in many ways the glue that held the organization together when it could have imploded. Parsons was quoted Tuesday saying the Clippers would go into a "death spiral" if Rivers quit:


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