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SportReport: Lakers have interest in Clippers' Doc Rivers as head coach

02:20  19 march  2019
02:20  19 march  2019 Source:

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Glenn Anton " Doc " Rivers (born October 13, 1961) is an American basketball coach and former player who is the head coach for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Doc Rivers and the Los Angeles Clippers could be a match made in heaven. Baxter Holmes of the Boston Globe reports that Rivers is considering leaving his head coaching All of this has led to reports that Rivers and the Clippers are showing mutual interest in each other, according to ESPN.

Report: Lakers have interest in Clippers' Doc Rivers as head coach© Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Lakers almost assuredly will be in the market for a new head coach this offseason, and there is one person they reportedly would really want to have.

Peter Vecsey wrote on Patreon Monday that the Lakers like Doc Rivers and would want to give him the job if he is interested. The article is subscription based, and you can find it here.

Even if there is mutual interest between Rivers and the Lakers, getting him would not be so easy. Rivers just signed a two-year extension prior to the season that keeps him under contract through 2020-21. The LA Times has said that Rivers makes about $11 million per season.

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Per Clippers PR, the Clippers have officially reached terms on a contract extension for coach Doc Rivers , who had just one year remaining on his While the Clippers missed the playoffs, they had a fantastic year considering all the injuries they dealt with, and large credit for that has to go to Doc .

Lionel Hollins. The former Memphis Grizzlies head coach was among the finalists for the Clippers job before Rivers captured it. Still, the Celtics have apparently had interest in Hollins before. Chances are he won't come quite so cheap in 2013, though. Rivers ' exit signaled a sea change in Boston's philosophy. The team's coaching search will be proof of that. Report : Lakers Vets Confront Walton.

Clippers owner Steve Ballmer does not seem like the kind of person to let a desirable coach go without a fight — especially to the Lakers. He could also get involved in a bidding war and pay top dollar to retain Rivers since coach salaries do not count against the salary cap/luxury tax.

Rivers is one of the most respected coaches in the league and has a proven record of success coaching in Boston (where he won a championship) and with the Clippers, where he’s been for six seasons. The success the Clippers have had this season was unexpected to many, and is viewed as a credit to their head coach and front office.

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