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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 31: Doc Rivers of the LA Clippers looks on during a 123-120 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on January 31, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

By Alex Barth,

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Doc Rivers is ‘out’ of the Clippers organization. Rivers had been in Los Angeles since 2013 as the head coach, and also had a say in ‘basketball matters’ within the organization.

The Clippers reached the playoffs in six of Rivers’ seven seasons, but failed to advance beyond the conference semifinals. This past season, the Clips finished with the second seed in the Western Conference, but were bounced by the Denver Nuggets in the second round after blowing a 3-1 series lead.

Rivers shared this message on Twitter shortly after the news was announced:

Before his stop in Los Angeles, Rivers coached the Celtics for nine seasons, including during their title run in 2008. In 2013, Boston traded his rights to the Clippers for a 2015 first-round pick (which was used on guard RJ Hunter). He was replaced by Brad Stevens.

Rivers name will undoubtably be one of the most popular as the NBA coaching carousel gets underway. There are currently five teams (not including the Clippers) with coaching vacancies.

Alex Barth is a writer and digital producer for Any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of 98.5 The Sports Hub, Beasley Media Group, or any subsidiaries. Thoughts? Comments? Questions? Looking for a podcast guest? Let him know on Twitter @RealAlexBarth or via email at