At one point at the beginning of his coaching tenure with the Clippers, Doc Rivers decided to give up.  

When then-owner Donald Sterling tried to nix a deal for JJ Redick, Doc Rivers briefly quit the job he’d just taken as Clippers coach.

It’s a good thing both men changed their minds.

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Sterling, of course, eventually relented, according to Rivers, as Redick went on to play four seasons with the Clippers.

Redick had turned down other offers that were no longer available, and Rivers was furious with Sterling for the stunning breach of integrity.

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