queridiculo wrote:Nate the Great wrote:Rivers is a very average player who seems to think he’s a superstar. I would imagine he’s not very popular with other players, although I have no proof of that. It’s possible that players are blackballing him.
That's very flattering, he's terrible.
Thibideau been hearing (from mainstream, not real ballers) for 15 years how Doc won a championship in Boston. Why it took him about 15 minutes to know Austin was gonna be sent prickly Austin packing. Thibideau needs that oversteer trying to emulate daddy's alpha like he needs a hole in his head. Only thing I can't figure out is if Austin is more entitled or embarassed by the overpay to fuel his attitude.
Clippers should have taken the above-market-rate portion out of Austin's bloated-ass contract out of Doc's bloated-ass contract at the time. Would have righted the basketball universe. Never did, never has, and that Juju following mega-hubris Doc around ever since and won't stop. Phili ain't winning #@%^ under Doc, they have his same lack of urgency, he's too disconnected with golf game and his growing self-affirming celebrity 'player's coach' status including newly annointed political mouthpiece and BLM marketing prop with the league, fueling his growing responses to last year LAC and prior Lob City embarassing and hard-to-explain series losses.
So no, Austin's overall effect is negative. He can't get far enough from his own rep and Doc's if he tried. Other players to gamble on at this point. Unless maybe a LBJ level player to overshadow even Doc's hubris.