Perkins: It was Difficult Turning Down Doc Rivers

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Kendrick Perkins heard at least two sales pitches while trying to choose his next team: one from an old coach and one from an old friend.

“Doc? The king?” Perkins said Tuesday. “Uh, I choose the king.”

Perkins chose the Cavs over the Los Angeles Clippers and Doc Rivers, a coach he won a title with in Boston. Perkins acknowledged it was difficult for him to tell Rivers no, but he was so impressed watching the Cavs it made his choice clear.

via Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon Journal