Doc Rivers

Basketball Player and Coach

Glenn Anton "Doc" Rivers is a former professional basketball player and the current head coach of the NBA's Boston Celtics. Rivers was known for his defense while playing in the NBA. His skills as floor general and point guard helped him transition into a coach following his playing career.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Doc Rivers.


1961 Birth Born on October 13, 1961.


1982 20 Years Old Rivers was a McDonald's All-American for Proviso East High School in the Chicago metropolitan area. Rivers represented the United States with the national team in the 1982 FIBA World Championship, in which he led the team to the silver medal, despite missing the last shot in the final, which could have given the title to his team.
1983 21 Years Old After his third season at Marquette University, Rivers was drafted in the second round (31st overall) of the 1983 NBA draft by the Atlanta Hawks. … Read More
1986 24 Years Old He averaged a double-double for the 1986–87 season with 12.8 points and 10. assists per game.


1994 32 Years Old Rivers later spent one year as a starter for the Los Angeles Clippers and two more for the New York Knicks, before finishing his career as a player for the San Antonio Spurs from 1994 to 1996.
1999 37 Years Old Rivers began his coaching career with the Orlando Magic in 1999, where he coached for more than four NBA seasons.
2000 38 Years Old Rivers won the Coach of the Year award in 2000 after his first year with the Magic. … Read More


2003 41 Years Old He made the post-season in his next three years as coach, but was fired in 2003 after a disastrous 1-10 start to the season.
2004 42 Years Old After spending a year working as a commentator for the NBA on ABC (calling the 2004 Finals with Al Michaels), he took over the Boston Celtics coaching position in 2004.
2006 44 Years Old During his first years with the Celtics, he was criticized by many in the media for his coaching style, most vociferously by Bill Simmons, who in 2006 publicly called for Rivers to be fired in his columns. … Read More
2008 46 Years Old On June 17, 2008, Rivers won his first NBA Championship as a head coach after defeating the Los Angeles Lakers in six games. … Read More
2010 48 Years Old 1 More Event
Rivers would lead the Celtics to the 2010 NBA Finals where they would once again face the Los Angeles Lakers and lose the series in seven games.
2011 49 Years Old On May 13, 2011, after months of rumors that he would retire, ESPN reported that the Celtics and Rivers agreed upon a 5-year contract extension worth $35 million.


2013 51 Years Old 1 More Event
On February 6, 2013, Rivers notched his 400th win with the Celtics in a 99–95 victory over the Toronto Raptors.
The 2014 NBA playoffs first round playoff series against the Golden State Warriors was marred when TMZ released an audiotape containing racially insensitive remarks made by the then-Clippers owner Donald Sterling. … Read More
2015 53 Years Old On January 16, 2015, Rivers became the first NBA coach to coach his own son, Austin Rivers. … Read More
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