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Phil Jackson and Doc Rivers use visualization to help their players
Phil Jackson and Doc Rivers use visualization to help their players

Phil Jackson and Doc Rivers have something in common. They use visualization techniques to help their players. Rivers has used exercises to help his team see themselves as champions. Last season, four days after he took over the team, he wanted the Clippers to plan out their championship parade route. Then he insisted on covering up the Lakers championship banners and retired jerseys at Staples Center. On Wednesday, he bought a suite for the Clippers, so they could watch the Kings' raise their championship banner at Staples Center and imagine it was them who had won a title. Although the Clippers have never gotten past the second round of the playoffs, Rivers wants his team to...

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