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Sports Doc Rivers is out as Los Angeles Clippers coach after disappointing playoffs

02:10  29 september  2020
02:10  29 september  2020 Source:   usatoday.com

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Doc Rivers standing in front of a crowd: Kawhi Leonard, Doc Rivers and the Clippers open the playoff Monday against the Mavericks. © Robert Hanashiro, USA TODAY Sports Kawhi Leonard, Doc Rivers and the Clippers open the playoff Monday against the Mavericks.

Falling short of expectations and coming up two rounds shy of playing in the NBA Finals, Doc Rivers is out as coach of Los Angeles Clippers.

Rivers confirmed his departure in a tweet to Clippers fans on Monday afternoon.

“While I was able to accomplish most of my goals, I won’t be able to see them through,” Rivers wrote. “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.”

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Rivers has been in Los Angeles since 2013 and has gone 259-151 in his five seasons with the team. This season was the first time during his tenure with the Clippers that they failed to reach the playoffs or record at least 51 wins. The Clippers went 42-40 and finished 10th in the West. " Doc is one of the

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The team released a statement later Monday that framed Rivers' departure as a "mutual decision" between Rivers and team chairman Steve Ballmer.

The Clippers had a 3-1 lead over the Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference semifinals and were on track to face the Lakers in the conference finals. However, the Nuggets won the final three games of the series and ended the Clippers’ season.

It was a significant failure for a team that had championship aspirations after signing two-time Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard in free agency and trading for All-Star Paul George last offseason.

“We didn't meet (expectations),” Rivers said following the Game 7 loss to Denver. “That's the bottom line. I'm the coach, and I'll take any blame for it. But we didn't meet our expectations, clearly, because if we had, in my opinion, we'd still be playing.”

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Clippers head coach Doc Rivers coaches against the Portland Trail Blazers in the fourth quarter at Staples Center on Wednesday. Dan Woike is the national basketball writer for the Los Angeles Times, a job he moved into after covering the Chargers’ first season back in Los Angeles for The

The Los Angeles Clippers took out their rivals the Los Angeles Lakers Monday night by the score of 113-105. They not only effectively ended the Lakers It was the Clippers sixth win in eight games and a testament to their coach Doc Rivers . The Clippers find themselves closer to the third seed (2.5

The Clippers were 49-23 in the Western Conference this season and finished second in the West, 3½ games behind the Lakers.

Rivers, who was the NBA’s coach of the year in 1999-2000, was 356-208 in this seven seasons with Los Angeles. His Clippers teams made the playoffs six times but never made it out of the second round.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Doc Rivers is out as Los Angeles Clippers coach after disappointing playoffs


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