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Doc Rivers: 'This was a distraction'

Updated: May 5, 2014, 12:35 PM ET
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Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers said the team was distracted and angered by the racist comments made by owner Donald Sterling.

"This was a distraction," Rivers said in an interview Sunday with ESPN's Michael Wilbon. "In our first meeting after the tapes came out and we had a meeting before practice, and when I walked in that room and looked at [the players'] faces, it was bothering them. They were angry. They wanted to DO something.

"As a coach, I had to think about it. I'm ...

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