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Clippers' Doc Rivers passes on summer break, works into the season
Clippers' Doc Rivers passes on summer break, works into the season

At every coaching clinic he attends, Doc Rivers preaches Xs, O's and whoa. The Clippers coach advises his peers to take a break whenever they can to decompress amid their highly stressful lives. Rivers usually lives up to the credo, spending about 60 days at his home in Orlando, Fla., each summer and going on two family trips. Destinations have included Scotland, China and Dubai. This summer, Rivers made it home for 10 days. His one family trip? Two days in Newport Beach. There was too much unrest at team headquarters in Playa Vista to take an extended breather somewhere exotic. Clippers owner Donald Sterling was in a fractious legal battle to maintain control of the team...

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