Doc Rivers Out As Clippers Head Coach After Disappointing Season
Doc rivers is officially OUT as head coach of the Los Angeles Clippers … after a quick exit from the NBA playoffs.
Rivers, 58, has been coaching the Clips since 2013 … and after adding Kawhi leonard and Paul George this past offseason, LA Clippers were favorites to win an NBA title.
Despite a 3-1 lead over the Denver Nuggets, the Clippers were eliminated in the Western Conference semifinals.
Shortly after being evacuated from the playoffs, there were reports of unrest within the squad … PG allegedly arguing over his teammates.
Rivers opened up about losing her job on social media, writing … “Thank you Clipper Nation for letting me be your coach and all of your support in making this franchise a winner. When I accepted this position my goals were to make it a winning basketball program, a free agent destination, and bring a championship to this organization. “
“Although I was able to achieve most of my goals, I will not be able to see them all the way through. Although it is a disappointing end to our season, you are right there and I know what this team is capable of. accomplish with your support. “
“Thank you to all the players, coaches and staff for helping us get here. Most importantly, thank you to the fans. We have been through a lot, and I am grateful for my time here.”
Of course, Rivers – who was 943-681 as a head coach – won a ring with the Boston Celtics in 2008.
There are a few possible landing points if Doc decides he wants to coach next season … the Houston Rockets and the Philadelphia 76ers are both teams with stacked rosters that don’t have a coach.
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