L.A. Clippers, Doc Rivers agree to contract extension

2018-05-23T21:45:35+00:00 2018-05-23T21:45:35+00:00.

Aris Barkas

23/May/18 21:45


Doc Rivers will remain the coach of the LA Clippers for a long time, despite missing the playoffs this year.

By Eurohoops team/ info@eurohoops.net

Rivers who tried to give a meaningful role to Milos Teodosic, despite the injury woes of the Serb guard, will remain on the helm of the Clippers beyond next season.

According to the official press release: “The L.A. Clippers today announced that the team has agreed to a contract extension with head coach Doc Rivers. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“Doc is one of the top coaches in the NBA, coming off one of his finest seasons since joining the Clippers,” said L.A. Clippers Chairman Steve Ballmer. “We trust Doc to lead a competitive, tough, hard-working team while upholding a culture of accountability expected to resonate throughout the organization.”

Under Rivers’ direction, the Clippers have earned the NBA’s fifth-best record (259-151, .632) across his five-year tenure. Upon joining the team in 2013, he led L.A. to its best record in franchise history (57-25, .695) and a second straight Pacific Division title. L.A. has reached the postseason in four of Rivers’ five seasons with the team. Rivers is the winningest coach in Clippers franchise history by both total victories (259) and winning percentage (.632). Despite coaching an NBA-high 37 unique starting lineups throughout the 2017-18 season, Rivers’ squad was in playoff contention until the final homestand of the season, finishing with a 42-40 record“.

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