Tuesday, June 25th, 2013 at 5:20 pm  |  13 responses

Doc Rivers is the Clippers’ Head Coach and VP of Basketball Operations

The LA Clippers confirmed the hiring of Doc Rivers today. Rivers will not only be the team’s new head coach, but also its Senior Vice President of basketball operations. Per the press release: “The Clippers signed Rivers after the Boston Celtics agreed to release him from his contract in exchange for a first round pick in the 2015 NBA Draft as compensation. Rivers joins the Clippers after nine seasons with the Boston Celtics, compiling a 416-305 (.576) record and guiding the Celtics to the 2007-08 NBA Championship with a NBA-best 66-16 regular season record. Rivers led the Celtics to six Atlantic Division titles, the 2009-10 Eastern Conference Championship and a 59-47 (.556) Playoff record during his tenure. Rivers is just one of only four active NBA coaches to win an NBA title, and since 2007-08 owns the third-highest winning percentage (.661) among current coaches. A former Clippers point guard (1991-92), Rivers returns to Los Angeles to be the 16th head coach in Los Angeles Clippers history (1984-Present) and is the fourth Clippers coach to have previously earned the NBA Coach of the Year Award (1999-2000), joining Gene Shue, Bill Fitch and Mike Dunleavy. Rivers owns a 587-473 (.554) career regular season record and is 64-57 (.529) overall in the Playoffs.”

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  • OfftheWall87

    Good deal.

  • Rapist on BAIL

    CP3 will still not get a ring with overrated players like Fake Griffin and D.Jordan

  • pposse

    damn second best coach in the L has some pretty weak W/L stats

  • OfftheWall87

    Your choice of a screen name isn’t cool at all bro. SLAM should ban you for even thinking of posting here with that name.

  • OfftheWall87

    Take a look at those Celtics rosters from 2004-2007 before KG and Ray arrived.

  • pposse

    trueee…well he’s in LA now and the team he has now has some talent. Plus there is still an opportunity to get both PP and KG on the team and maybe even DH. We shall see how they do…they should be a 55-60 win team this coming year if they get some of those pieces.

  • OfftheWall87

    KG can’t be traded there until the end of next season. Paul can get bought out in Boston if they can’t trade him and get a good deal, but it remains to be seen.

  • fruizm

    Delete yourself!

  • roscoe

    so… doc makes all the decisions?

    no one person should have all the power…

    subjectivity and the lack of checks/balances will ensure LAC flounder. PRINT IT

  • grgeblck

    PP + KG + DH with CP and BG? wow that will be impactful if it really happens.

  • Four avocadoes and a duck

    Di*k. Hope u get raped in jail, then laugh

  • JL

    I hope he doesn’t go and trade for his son, cuz he sucks.

  • Braxton P Hartnabrig

    Your right. We definitely dont want another Greg Popovich