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Clippers' Doc Rivers Explains Why He Called Bill Simmons An "Idiot"

Clippers coach Doc Rivers on Friday explained calling ESPN’s Bill Simmons an “idiot” during the net’s broadcast of the NBA Draft. Simmons mentioned several times during the telecast Rivers had “quit” on the Celtics, and Rivers on Friday said, “I rarely respond … but I just kind of had enough of that. I thought it kind of ruined the broadcast last night, because he kept bringing it up. It was almost like he had an agenda .” He noted Simmons is “not a fan of mine” and said, “Bill’s a fan. Is he qualified to do the NBA? We can debate that all day” (“The Dan Patrick Show,” 6/28).