Doc Rivers: 'Los Angeles Clippers don't need an identity'

Clippers head coach Doc Rivers is announced to the media on June 26, 2013
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Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers believes that a team does not need an identity to be successful in the NBA.

Doc Rivers has said that the Los Angeles Clippers do not need to have an identity to be successful in the NBA.

The team have changed 40% of their starting lineup during the off-season, as well as bringing in Rivers as a new head coach.

Rivers told reporters: "I don't know if it matters if we have an identity, but it's really important to understand who you are. I think that's a big difference and that takes a while, too.

"When you look at it that way, I don't really know what our identity was anywhere I've coached. You are whatever everyone says it is.

"I don't even know what [the Boston Celtics'] identity was [when they won the championship]. At the end of the year people said we played really hard and that I guess we were physical. We were a defensive team even though we scored a lot points."

The Clippers face the Oklahoma City Thunder later today.

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