Former Marquette star passes on call with embattled owner
Los Angeles --Former Marquette player now Clippers Head Coach Glenn \"Doc\" Rivers finds himself caught in the middle of a very ugly situation involving Clippers' owner Donald Sterling, and racist comments Sterling is alleged to have made. In a conference call with reporters Monday, Rivers said Sterling reached out to him but he refused to speak with him. \"I would just like to reiterate just how disappointed I am in the comments attributed to our owner. And I can't tell you how upset I am, our players are,\" Rivers said.
On Tuesday night, the Clippers will play their first home playoff game since the racist rant surfaced. Some are calling for a fan boycott, but Rivers says his players, coaches, and the community need support more now than ever and hopes for a huge turnout. The NBA will hold a news conference Tuesday afternoon to make an announcement about its investigation into Donald Sterling.