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DOC RIVERS DEPARTS L.A. CLIPPERS

 

October 1, 2020

Jevone Moore

The Clippers and their former coach Doc Rivers never advanced past the second round of the playoffs in his seven years as the head coach.

Chairman Steve Ballmer and Doc Rivers have

reached a mutual decision that Rivers will step

down as head coach of the L.A. Clippers.

"Doc has been a terrific coach for the Clippers,

an incredible ambassador, and a pillar of strength

during tumultuous times," Ballmer said. "He won

a heck of a lot of games and laid a foundation for

this franchise."

Rivers, 58, was the most successful head

coach in Clippers history, compiling a record of

356-208 over seven seasons. Under his direction,

the Clippers made the playoffs six times

and reached the Western Conference semifinals

in 2020, 2015, and 2014. Before arriving in Los

Angeles in 2013, Rivers spent nine seasons with

the Boston Celtics, winning a championship in

2008.

"I am immeasurably grateful to Doc for his

commitment and contributions to the Clippers

and the city of Los Angeles," Ballmer added. "I

am also extremely confident in our front office

and our players. We will find the right coach to

lead us forward and help us reach our ultimate

goals. We will begin the search and interview

process immediately."

 

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