The Los Angeles Clippers are embarking on what will likely be a long, arduous offseason for them as the organization attempts to move on from the Donald Sterling era and find new ownership.
And today’s proceedings in probate court over the proposed sale of the team were very interesting, as Clippers interim CEO Richard Parsons relayed what looks to be an ultimatum from coach and team president, Doc Rivers.
BREAKING: Interim Clippers CEO Parsons testifies Doc Rivers will quit if Donald Sterling remains owner.
— The Associated Press (@AP) July 22, 2014
And Parsons wants Rivers to remain with the team, so it’s clear where he stands on the issue.
Parsons said if Doc left it would accelerate a “death spiral” for the Clippers. — Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) July 22, 2014
The Clippers players are also standing by Rivers, which comes as no surprise.
“@nathanfenno: Parsons: “I’ve talked to a number of (Clippers) players who are genuinely concerned about what to do.”
— Brad Turner (@BA_Turner) July 22, 2014
So it looks to be a “him or me” thing, as it appears Rivers wants to start fresh and move on from the old regime.