Doc Rivers Biography
Doc Rivers is an American renowned basketball coach and former celebrated player. He is currently the head coach for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Doc Rivers Age
He was born Glenn Anton “Doc” Rivers on October 13, 1961, in Chicago, Illinois.
Doc Rivers Wife | Kids
He married Kristen Rivers in 1986. They have four children; a daughter Callie Rivers and three sons Austin Rivers, Jeremiah Rivers, and Spencer Rivers.
Doc Rivers Height | Weight
He stands at a height of 6 ft 4 in and has a listed weight of 185 lb.
Doc Rivers Net worth
He has an estimated net worth of $30 million dollars.
Doc Rivers Playing career
In the Chicago metropolitan area, he was a McDonald’s All-American for Proviso East High School. He represented the United States with the national team in the 1982 FIBA World Championship. He led his team to the silver medal, despite missing last shot in the final.
He attended Marquette University, where he played in the school team as a Point guard. He was drafted in the second round (31st overall) of the 1983 NBA draft by the Atlanta Hawks after his third season at Marquette University. He spent the following seven seasons as a starter in Atlanta assisting star Dominique Wilkins as the team found great regular-season success.
For 1986-1987, he averaged a double-double with 12.8 points and 10.0 assists per game. He later spent a year as a starter for the Los Angeles Clippers and two more years for the New York Knicks. From 1994-96, he finished his career as a player for the San Antonio Spurs.
Doc Rivers Coaching career
1999-2003 Orlando Magic
In 1999, he began his coaching career with the Orlando Magic, where he coached for more than 4 NBA seasons. In 2000, he won the Coach of the Year award after his first year with the Magic. In the summer of 2000, he had the opportunity to assemble the first “Big Three” team in the NBA, as the Magic were courting free agent Tim Duncan, who came close to signing with the Magic and teaming up with Grant Hill and Tracy McGrady.
Tim Duncan re-signed with the San Antonio Spurs due to Rivers’ strict policy of family members not being allowed to travel in the team’s plane. He made the post-season in his next three years as a coach but was fired after a 1–10 start to the season in 2003.
2004-2013 Boston Celtics
He spent a year working as a commentator for the NBA on ABC before he was hired by the Boston Celtics as their head coach in 2004. He was criticized by many in the media for his coaching style during his first year with the Celtics, most vociferously by Bill Simmons, who in 2006 publicly called for Rivers to be fired in his columns.
On January 21, 2008, as a result of the Celtics’ 109-93 victory over New York Knicks, he was the coach of a team with the best winning percentage in the Eastern Conference, earned the honor to coach the East for the 2008 NBA All-Star Game in New Orleans. He won his first NBA Championship as a head coach after defeating the Los Angeles Lakers in 6 games on June 17, 2008.
His team Celtics needed an NBA record of 26 post-season games to win the Championship. He led the Celtics to the 2010 NBA Finals where they faced the Los Angeles Lakers and lost the series in 7 games.
On May 13, 2011, after months of rumors that he would retire, ESPN reported that the Celtics and Rivers agreed upon a 5-year contract extension worth $35 million. He notched his 400th win with the Celtics in a 99-95 victory over the Toronto Raptors.
2013-present Los Angeles Clippers
The Los Angeles Clippers acquired him from the Celtics for an unprotected 2015 NBA first-round draft pick on June 25, 2013. He became the senior vice president of the basketball operations on the team.
He led the Clippers to a franchise-record of 57 wins, garnering the third seed in the Western Conference during his first season as Clipper’s head coach. He was later promoted to the President of basketball operations in conjunction with his continuing head coaching duties on June 16, 2014.
He had the final say in basketball matters even after Dave Wohl was hired as the general manager. He signed a new five-year contract with the Clippers on August 27, 2014. He became the first coach to coach his own son Austin Rivers on January 16, 2015, until June 26, 2018, when he was traded to the Washington Wizards for Marcin Gortat.
He gave up his post as president of basketball operations on August 4, 2017. He still continued to split responsibility for basketball matters with the executive vice president of basketball operations Lawrence Frank. He agreed to a contract extension with the Clippers on May 23, 2018.
Doc Rivers Teams Coached
Orlando Magic, Boston Celtics, and Los Angeles Clippers.
Doc Rivers Stats
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He praised the good Samaritan who returned $2,000 he dropped on the streets of San Francisco
He ended his pregame press conference on Monday by praising a man who returned $2,000 cash he had dropped on the street earlier in the day. He said that had the man not left so quickly, he would have offered him tickets to the game that night.