Given what could have been with Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and Doc Rivers together in Los Angeles, a relatively disappointing four-year run for the Clippers is taking a turn now that CP3 is taking his talents to Houston. The Clippers head coach is upset to him go.
“That part is over. And that bugs me,” Rivers told ESPN. “But we’re not done trying to reach our goal. Sometimes you gotta do it a different way. Because the way we tried to do it didn’t work.”
Although the Clippers advanced to the playoffs every year since Rivers and Paul teamed up, they never made it past the second round. Ill-timed injuries and rotten luck played a role in that lack of success, and in reflection, Rivers says the lost potential bothers him.