Doc Rivers
American basketball player and coach
Doc Rivers
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.
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Glen 'Big Baby' Davis: Doc Rivers was 'lucky' to win NBA championship with the Celtics in 2008
LATimes - 8 days
Clippers Coach Doc Rivers may have an NBA championship on his coaching résumé, but one of his former players is not impressed. Glen “Big Baby” Davis played under Rivers for more than six years, including one-plus with the Clippers, and was part of the Celtics’ title run in 2007-08. But when asked...
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Clippers never let their confidence dip
LATimes - 14 days
Confidence, Clippers Coach Doc Rivers maintained, is not an issue for his team. Even when the Clippers were in the midst of a spiraling stretch, losing seven of nine games, even when their defense was a problem they couldn’t seem to solve, Rivers emphasized that his group’s confidence never wavered. ...
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Austin Rivers, Doc Rivers grilled by New York media about Carmelo Anthony trade rumors
LATimes - 16 days
The New York media swiftly descended on Clippers guard Austin Rivers and Coach Doc Rivers at L.A.’s shoot-around Wednesday, seeking answers to the trade rumors revolving around Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony and their team. As The Times and others have reported, the Knicks called the Clippers about...
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Five takeaways from the Clippers' 107-102 loss to the Boston Celtics
LATimes - 18 days
1. Inside the Clippers’ locker room, before they were about to take on the Celtics on Sunday afternoon at TD Garden, Coach Doc Rivers began to talk to his players about the greatness of Paul Pierce and the relevance the city of Boston has for the former Celtics star. Pierce had spent the first...
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Reeling Clippers hope to rebound at Phoenix
LATimes - 24 days
For the Clippers, Sunday was a day off that allowed the team to absorb their humbling 46-point loss to Golden State on Saturday night. Monday was when Clippers Coach Doc Rivers made his players relive the nightmare by watching film of their latest blowout loss to the Warriors. And Tuesday was...
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Five takeaways from the Clippers' 144-98 drubbing by Golden State - Los Angeles Times
Google News - 26 days
Los Angeles Times Five takeaways from the Clippers' 144-98 drubbing by Golden State Los Angeles Times Here are five takeaways from the Clippers' embarrassing 144-98 loss to the Golden State Warriors on Saturday. 1. Even Clippers Coach Doc Rivers found his team in a mental stupor during the beat-down by the Warriors in a nationally televised game. With Kevin Durant's backing, Stephen Curry finds grooveESPN (blog) Curry's halfcourt shot highlights Warriors' rout of ClippersUSA TODAY NBA scores 2017: The Warriors absolutely trashed the Clippers in record-setting winSB Nation NBA.com -Washington Post -Yahoo Sports -The Mercury News (blog) all 248 news articles »
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NBA-Clippers forward Griffin set to return against 76ers
Yahoo News - about 1 month
Jan 23 (Reuters) - Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin is set to return from a lengthy injury layoff with coach Doc Rivers saying the 27-year-old will "most likely" play against the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday. A five-time NBA All Star, Griffin has missed 18 straight games recovering from a knee surgery he had on Dec. 20. His arrival back could not come at a better time for the Clippers (30-16) who last week lost point guard Chris Paul for six to eight weeks due to a thumb injury. The Clippers are 3-7 this season when playing without both Paul and Griffin. Griffin is averaging 21. ...
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Clippers Coach Doc Rivers impressed by Barack Obama's humility and grace
LATimes - about 1 month
Doc Rivers was saddened by the end of President Barack Obama’s eight-year run in the White House, and not only because Obama was the first African-American — and probably the biggest basketball fan — to occupy the Oval Office. “Forget all the things that he did — what stands out to me with the...
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The impact of Martin Luther King Jr. is a talking point for Doc Rivers and the Clippers
LATimes - about 1 month
Doc Rivers has seen to it that his role with the Clippers is more than just coach of the team. On Martin Luther King Day, Rivers again made sure to impart his wisdom to his players about the importance of the civil rights icon. The Clippers defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday night at...
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Five takeaways from the Clippers' victory over Sacramento
LATimes - about 2 months
The Clippers defeated the Sacramento Kings, 106-98, on Friday night. Here are five takeaways from the game: 1. One game after Clippers Coach Doc Rivers said he and his team had to tone down their attitude toward officials, DeAndre Jordan picked up a technical foul in the third quarter against the Kings, after...
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Like father, like son: Both Riverses ejected from Clippers' game in Houston
LATimes - about 2 months
The Clippers seem to have a history with the officials, and it’s not good. After Clippers Coach Doc Rivers was given a technical foul and ejected from the game against Houston Friday night and Austin Rivers was given a technical and also ejected from the game, L.A. now has 31 technical fouls on...
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Doc Rivers ejected from Clippers' loss to Wizards
LATimes - 2 months
Maybe it was because his team’s defense was so bad. Maybe it was because he could see losing on the horizon. Whatever the case, Clippers Coach Doc Rivers was ejected after back-to-back technical fouls with one minute, six seconds left and his Clippers down by six points and with the ball after...
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Clippers zoom in on ways they can improve
LATimes - 3 months
The chairs come out on the Clippers’ practice court and form a semicircle for the players to sit for the video session that’s about to take place. In many ways, this is their classroom setting, the place where the Clippers will see all their good and bad from the video Coach Doc Rivers will present...
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With the Clippers faltering, Doc Rivers tinkers with his bench
LATimes - 3 months
There was no backbreaking run this time in the Clippers’ latest loss, only a gradual run for the other team.  Earlier this season, the Clippers could count on their second unit for energy and for the most part to generate a lot more points than whatever they gave up. But that was not the case...
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Clippers down Pelicans in follow-up to big win over Cavs
Yahoo News - 3 months
The Los Angeles Clippers finished a potentially disastrous NBA road trip on a strong note, following up their impressive upset of the Cleveland Cavaliers with a 114-96 victory over the Pelicans in New Orleans. "It was average, it was OK," Clippers head coach Doc Rivers said of the six-game road swing that yielded three victories. "Obviously, we won three games, we went .500," Rivers said.
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Clippers coach Rivers fined $15,000 for outburst
Yahoo News - 3 months
Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers has been fined $15,000 following his angry outburst towards a game official, the NBA announced on Thursday. Rivers needed to be restrained by Clippers players after being ejected during his team's 127-122 double-overtime defeat to the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday. Rivers later said he had been incensed by a technical foul against him.
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Enraged Rivers ejected after technical for crossing midcourt
Fox News - 3 months
NEW YORK (AP) Doc Rivers had something to say and wanted to make sure he was close enough to be heard.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Doc Rivers
    FORTIES
  • 2015
    On January 16, 2015, Rivers became the first NBA coach to coach his own son, Austin Rivers.
    More Details Hide Details Rivers is the nephew of former NBA player Jim Brewer. He lives in Orlando, Florida, with his wife Kristen; they have four children. His oldest son Jeremiah played basketball at Georgetown University and Indiana University, and has played in the NBA D-League for the Maine Red Claws. His daughter Callie played volleyball for the University of Florida and then played professionally in Puerto Rico, while his second-born son Austin played one year as a guard for Duke University before being drafted by the New Orleans Hornets with the 10th pick of the 2012 NBA draft, and joined his father on the Clippers in 2015. His youngest son, Spencer, is a guard who played for Winter Park High School and for UC Irvine. Rivers is a cousin of former NBA guard Byron Irvin and former MLB outfielder Ken Singleton. Rivers was given his nickname of "Doc" by then-Marquette assistant coach Rick Majerus. Rivers attended a summer basketball camp wearing a "Dr. J" T-shirt. Majerus immediately called him "Doc" and the players at camp followed suit. The name has stuck ever since.
  • 2014
    On August 27, 2014, he signed a new five-year contract with the Clippers.
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    On June 16, 2014, the Clippers promoted Rivers to President of Basketball Operations in conjunction with his continuing head coaching duties.
    More Details Hide Details Although Dave Wohl was hired as general manager, Rivers has the final say in basketball matters.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Though there was a possibility of the Clippers boycotting the series, they would play on, holding a silent protest by leaving their shooting jerseys at center court and obscuring the Clippers logo on their warm-up shirts. Rivers himself stated that he would not return to the Clippers if Sterling remained as owner the following season. NBA commissioner Adam Silver responded to the controversy by banning Sterling for life and compelling him to sell the team. After the team was sold to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion on August 12, 2014, Rivers remained with the Clippers.
  • 2013
    On June 25, 2013, the Los Angeles Clippers acquired Rivers from the Celtics for an unprotected 2015 NBA first round draft pick.
    More Details Hide Details He also became the Senior Vice President of Basketball Operations on the team. In his first season as their head coach, Rivers led the Clippers to a franchise-record 57 wins, garnering the 3rd seed in the Western conference.
    On February 6, 2013, Rivers notched his 400th win with the Celtics in a 99–95 victory over the Toronto Raptors.
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  • 2011
    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.
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  • 2010
    After deliberating between staying on the job and leaving the job and returning to spend more time with his family in Orlando, Rivers finally decided that he would honor the last year of his contract and return for the 2010–11 season.
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    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.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2008
    On June 17, 2008, Rivers won his first NBA Championship as a head coach after defeating the Los Angeles Lakers in six games.
    More Details Hide Details The Celtics needed an NBA record 26 post-season games to win it. Rivers played for the team that held the previous record for most games played in a single post-season: the 1994 New York Knicks played 25 post-season games.
  • 2006
    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.
    More Details Hide Details As a result of the Celtics' 109–93 victory over the New York Knicks on January 21, 2008, Rivers, as the coach of the team with the best winning percentage in the Eastern Conference, earned the honor to coach the East for the 2008 NBA All-Star Game in New Orleans.
  • 2004
    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.
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  • 2003
    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.
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  • 2000
    Rivers won the Coach of the Year award in 2000 after his first year with the Magic.
    More Details Hide Details That season, he led the team that was picked to finish last in the league to a near playoff berth.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1999
    Rivers began his coaching career with the Orlando Magic in 1999, where he coached for more than four NBA seasons.
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  • 1994
    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.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1986
    He averaged a double-double for the 1986–87 season with 12.8 points and 10. assists per game.
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  • 1983
    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.
    More Details Hide Details He graduated from Marquette while completing course work as an NBA player. He spent the next seven seasons as a starter in Atlanta, assisting star Dominique Wilkins as the team found great regular-season success.
  • 1982
    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.
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  • OTHER
  • 1961
    Born on October 13, 1961.
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