Clippers Players Were Distracted, Angered by Sterling's Comments

Childhood experiences helped coach lead team amid Donald Sterling firestorm.

May 5, 2014— -- Los Angeles Clippers players were angered and distracted by team owner Donald Sterling’s racist comments, coach Doc Rivers told ESPN.

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“In our first meeting after the tapes came out, we had a meeting before practice, and when I walked in that room and looked at [the players’] faces, it was bothering them,” Rivers said in a “Sunday Conversation” interview with Michael Wilbon. “They were angry. They wanted to do something.”