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Doc Rivers, Gregg Popovich share a mutual respect for one another
Doc Rivers, Gregg Popovich share a mutual respect for one another

Clippers Coach Doc Rivers and San Antonio Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich have a deep, mutual respect for one another. "He's great," Rivers said before Thursday's practice. "I think every coach in the league wants to be like Pop. Players want to be like Mike, we want to be like Pop." Popovich may very well be the Michael Jordan of active coaches, considering he's led the Spurs to five NBA championships and been named Coach of the Year three times. But when times get hard for Popovich, he turns to Rivers. After the Spurs lost Game 7 in the 2013 NBA Finals, Popovich called Rivers to ask him whether he ever got over his devastating Game 7...

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