Entertainment Doc Rivers Steps Down as Clippers Head Coach After 'a Disappointing Ending to Our Season'

05:16  29 september  2020
05:16  29 september  2020 Source:   people.com

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Despite the Clippers ' regular- season successes, Rivers was unable to lead the team past the second round during his tenure. This postseason, LA failed to advance to the Western Conference Finals after building a 3-1 series lead over the Denver Nuggets. By many accounts, the Clippers were an

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Doc Rivers is no longer the head coach of the Los Angeles Clippers.

The 58-year-old coach stepped down from the position, which he held for seven years, on Monday, the team announced in a press release.

"Doc has been a terrific coach for the Clippers, an incredible ambassador, and a pillar of strength during tumultuous times," Chairman Steve Ballmer said in a statement Monday. "He won a heck of a lot of games and laid a foundation for this franchise."

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The surprising Clippers are headed to the playoffs, and neither Doc Rivers nor his players are It was just one bottle, but the pop of its cork sounded as sweet to the Los Angeles Clippers as several In the process, Rivers has thrust himself into Coach of the Year debates (20 years after he won it as

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Ballmer added that he is "immeasurably grateful to Doc for his commitment and contributions to the Clippers and the city of Los Angeles."

"I am also extremely confident in our front office and our players," Ballmer's statement concluded. "We will find the right coach to lead us forward and help us reach our ultimate goals. We will begin the search and interview process immediately."

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In his own statement, Rivers called the conclusion of the Clippers' 2020 season "disappointing."

"Thank you Clipper Nation for allowing me to be your coach and for all your support in helping make this a winning franchise," Rivers said. "When I took this job, my goals were to make this a winning basketball program, a free agent destination, and bring a championship to this organization. While I was able to accomplish most of my goals, I won't be able to see them all through."

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"Though it was a disappointing ending to our season, you are right there and I know what this team is capable of accomplishing with your support," he continued. "Thank you to all the players, coaches and staff for helping us get here. Most importantly, thank you to the fans. We went through a lot, and I am grateful for my time here."

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The Clippers blew a 3-1 series lead against the Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference semifinals earlier this month.

Though Rivers' final season with the Clippers ended in disappointment, he coached the team through five of their best regular seasons, ESPN reported. The team made the playoffs six out of the seven seasons Rivers was head coach and made it to the Western Conference semifinals in both 2014 and 2015 in addition to this year.

Rivers leaves the team with a record of 356-208 over seven seasons, the team's press release said.

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Head Coach Doc Rivers addresses the media after game 6 vs. the Houston Rockets on 5/14/15. Redick kept hearing the word “ disappointed ” after Tuesday night’s game. Beyond the “X’s and O ’s,” Redick said the Clippers know they’re just a better team from an effort standpoint than the group that

BOSTON -- Boston Celtics head coach Doc Rivers said he could tell his team was down and off its game after practice on Tuesday. He said he regretted not making more changes after a 90-78 loss to the New Orleans Hornets Wednesday night that ended Boston six game winning streak.

Throughout his 21 years as a head coach, Rivers has missed the playoffs only five times, CBS Sports reported. In 2008, he led the Boston Celtics to win the championship.

ESPN's Marc Spears reported Monday that the New Orleans Pelicans and the Philadelphia 76ers have already contacted Rivers about their head coach openings.

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Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz got backhanded compliments from NBC's Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth on Sunday night for supposedly not knowing the 76ers had hired Doc Rivers as their coach. Eagles coach Doug Pederson, who knows how to win a championship in Philly, can’t wait to meet the newest member of the city’s coaching fraternity. “I’d love the chance to introduce myself and welcome him to Philadelphia,” Pederson said. Meet-and-greets with Rivers will mostly have to wait because of restrictions in place amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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