By Alex Barth, 985TheSportsHub.com
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.