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Clippers Coach Doc Rivers isn't backing away from challenging the Warriors and Kevin Durant

Clippers Coach Doc Rivers isn't backing away from challenging the Warriors and Kevin Durant

It was yet another day when Doc Rivers arrived at his spacious office at 6:30 a.m., alone with his thoughts in the stillness of the Clippers’ training facility.

Much work needed to be done and Rivers in his role as Clippers coach and president of basketball operations wanted to work in silence as he started preparing for the upcoming NBA season.

Rivers smiled through the redness in his eyes, from being up so early, when the first of several media members arrived in his office on Friday morning to hear him talk about his expectations for the 2016-17 season.

He first showed the Clippers’ playbook sitting on his desk that was about two inches thick. He...

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