Doc Rivers and LA Clippers Reportedly Have Mutual Interest

by June 13, 2013
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Word on the street is that Doc Rivers is open to other NBA coaching jobs, and according media reports, there’s mutual interest between Rivers and the LA Clippers (though Lionel Hollins and a bunch of other unemployed coaches are interviewing with them.) Per ESPN: “The Los Angeles Clippers have not formally requested permission to interview Celtics coach Doc Rivers in the wake of widespread reports about Rivers’ potential departure from Boston, but there is strong mutual interest between the parties, according to sources close to the situation. Sources said on Wednesday that Rivers is highly intrigued by the idea of coaching the Clippers in the event that he and the Celtics part company after nine seasons together and one championship in 2008. Sources say that the Clippers, meanwhile, would immediately vault Rivers to the top of their list if he became available as they continue a coaching search that, to this point, has focused on Brian Shaw, Byron Scott and Lionel Hollins. Earlier Wednesday, the Los Angeles Times, citing several NBA executives, reported that if Rivers decides he doesn’t want to coach in Boston anymore, the Clippers would be interested in him and he would become their No. 1 choice.”