Doc Rivers: If you knew the trades Donald Sterling killed, ‘you would fall off your chair’

This should come as no surprise: Apparently, Donald Sterling did shady things behind the scenes which cost the Clippers some trades they wanted to make.

Doc Rivers said as such recently while talking to the Beast 980 in Los Angeles. Here’s what he had to say:

"This is really only my third year but you can make a case this is our second year if you know what I’m saying. If I someday wrote a book and told you a couple of the trades we had in the first year that we didn’t do because of other reasons, you would fall off your chair."

Rivers took over at President of Basketball Operations last summer. He was VP before being promoted upon the arrival of Steve Ballmer, but still essentially running personnel decisions … unless Sterling didn’t like the deal, of course.

(H/t to NBC Sports for the find.)