Doc Rivers' task will change in L.A.

To help take Clippers to next level, new coach will shoulder burden of attention

Updated: June 27, 2013, 1:46 PM ET
By Ramona Shelburne | ESPNLosAngeles.com

PLAYA VISTA, Calif. -- Six years ago they came to him, needing only to be molded and sculpted together. They were older, more accomplished and wiser. Three veterans who had tried to do it on their own for over a decade but had long since realized they were better together.

Doc Rivers had to earn the respect of Ray Allen, Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce that first season they were together with the Boston Celtics, but once he did, the rest was a whole lot easier than what lies ahead with the ...

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