His role is more than just being coach and president of basketball operations for the Clippers. His role is more than to just draw up plays and push the right buttons.
Doc Rivers’ role is to be all things for his team.
And that includes keeping them uplifted when their spirits might wane.
“A lot of times you have to have more belief than them so they can have belief,” Rivers said. “And I think that’s important.”
Over his years of coaching, Rivers has found himself being a spiritual advisor, a psychologist, a father-figure, a financial advisor and anything else it takes to help his players.
“I’ve had stuff that you couldn’t imagine, with abuse...