Clippers coach Doc Rivers on Bill Sharman

Sharman, a Hall of Fame player and coach, died Friday at his home in Redondo Beach:
“He meant a lot of things to a lot of people. I was too young to remember him as a player, really almost too young to remember him as a coach. I got to remember him after his career. Every time he came in town, when I was in Orlando and especially when I was in Boston, he made a point of coming in to talk. Just a really gentle, nice human being.
“I think a lot of players remember him because he’s responsible for shootaround. I don’t know if they liked that or not – my guess would be not. But he is obviously one of the few people who made it to the Hall of Fame as a player and as a coach.
“He meant a lot to the league and we’re going to miss him.”

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