'That is awful': Doc Rivers has classic reaction to Paul Pierce first pitch debacle

BY Jimmy Traina • July 30, 2015

Even his coach can't muster any support for him.

New Clippers forward Paul Pierce threw out the first pitch before Tuesday's A's-Dodgers game and it was hideous.

Pierce, a professional athlete, couldn't even reach the plate.

TMZ caught up with Pierce's head coach, Doc Rivers, on Wednesday, to show him the video and get his reaction to the embarrassing moment. Rivers couldn't hide his disgust.

As soon as the clip started rolling, Rivers began to cringe, saying, "This is gonna go bad, I can feel it."

Then came a groan. Then came an emphatic declaration: "That is awful."

Rivers then made an excuse for Pierce, saying a baseball is too small for a basketball player to throw. Nice try, Doc.