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As has been noted elsewhere, Chris Paul's desire to have Doc Rivers coaching the Clippers is the driving force be-
hind what now seems inevitable: Rivers trying to get Donald Sterling a championship before the latter joins the Great Landlord in the Sky. Which, based on everything I've heard about how the Clippers operated the last few years, could make for a soap opera that tops even what the Lakers were last season, especially if KG joins Doc. The issues between CP3 and Blake Griffin weren't that they dislike each other, but rather that they were vying for control of the team. It went something like this, according to a source: Paul would be very exact about how the Clippers should play and if there was any divergence, he'd make his unhappiness about it painfully clear. Griffin, in turn, would see the team kowtowing to Paul and question -- especially if Paul's plan de-emphasized Griffin -- why the team was capitulating to Paul. All that said, Doc did wonders bridging the gap between Rondo and the Celtics' Big Three, so if anyone can make this work, it's him. The ultimate question, of course, is will the talent be commensurate with what Boston had for that one successful run?