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Doc Rivers | Center

Team: Los Angeles Clippers
Age / DOB:  (53) / 10/13/1961
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 210

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Doc Rivers aid the "Hack-A-Jordan" strategy is "bad for the game."
Many fans would agree. "I’m old school. It’s bad for the game, the fans don’t like it. But it’s part of the game. You have intentional walks in baseball. Maybe you call it like you do in the final two minutes of the game, all game. But I’m not sure I would like that, either." Rivers is right in all of his analysis, and until something changes, this is going to be a regular thing for DeAndre Jordan, Andre Drummond and poor free throw shooters across the NBA. Mar 2 - 9:35 AM
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Head coach Doc Rivers said the Clippers are not going to panic due to the injury of Blake Griffin (elbow), and that they will not make any roster moves until after the All-Star break.

"We’re not going to go out and panic and sign somebody," Rivers said. "We’re in this for the long haul and that’s how you have to keep viewing this year." The Clippers now have a glaring need at power forward with Griffin set to miss at least a few weeks and Glen Davis now dealing with back spasms, so it's surprising to see them stand pat for now. If Amare Stoudemire and Kevin Garnett pursue buyouts they would become intriguing pieces for the Clippers, while Brandon Bass' name has also been tossed around in the rumor mill recently. For now it looks like Spencer Hawes will continue to log heavy minutes at the four while Matt Barnes will also see a few extra minutes there as well.

Doc Rivers thinks the Clippers are now "playing right."

Rivers said the Clippers "weren't ready" at the start of the season, and it's hard to argue with him. The Clippers' starters ripped into the team during Saturday's halftime break against the Pelicans, and the team responded by going on to tear down New Orleans in the second half.
Source: ESPN LA
Mon, Dec 8, 2014 12:03:00 PM

Doc Rivers ripped into his entire Clippers team following Wednesday's embarrassing loss to the Warriors.

"I didn’t say much," Rivers said. "I just let them blow smoke up each other’s [expletives] because that’s all they did in my opinion." Rivers went on to say that his team is nowhere near the class of the Warriors right now, and there is no arguing with that assessment. "That's as soft as you can probably get in a game. One foul? At halftime? Are you [expletive] kidding me?" Rivers said his Clippers team lacks heart.
Thu, Nov 6, 2014 02:39:00 PM

Clippers owner Steve Ballmer is hoping to eliminate the use of Apple products from his team.

"Most of the Clippers on are Windows, some of the players and coaches are not," Ballmer said. "And Doc [Rivers] kind of knows that’s a project. It’s one of the first things he said to me: ‘We are probably going to get rid of these iPads, aren’t we?’ And I said, ‘Yeah, we probably are.’ But I promised we would do it during the off season." The former Microsoft CEO wasn't going to think different here, and there was no doubt he was going to be pro-Microsoft after spending $2 billion on the team.
Source: Reuters
Thu, Sep 25, 2014 07:23:00 PM

Doc Rivers and the Clippers have agreed to a contract which will keep Rivers in L.A. through the end of the 2019 season.

Terms of the deal haven't been disclosed, but it's a new contract rather than an extension, and it would be surprising if Rivers isn't the highest-paid coach in the NBA. "This is an important day for this organization," said new owner Steve Ballmer. "Not only is Doc one of the best coaches and executives in the game, but he continually embodies the hard core, committed and resilient character and winning culture that the Clippers represent. It was one of my top priorities to ensure that he was firmly in place as the long-term leader of this team."
Wed, Aug 27, 2014 01:04:00 PM

Newly-appointed Clippers owner Steve Ballmer has yet to talk about a contract extension with head coach and president of basketball operations Doc Rivers.

Rivers was considering resigning if the Sterlings kept control of the franchise, but Ballmer's purchase of the team should go a long way towards keeping Doc around for at least the next two years of his contract. "Everything I know about Doc, I'm just 100% behind," Ballmer said of Rivers. "I think he's phenomenal. I'm lucky he's got a contract that runs a little while longer, but we have plenty of time to talk and I look forward to doing that."
Tue, Aug 19, 2014 10:20:00 AM

Newly appointed Clippers owner Steve Ballmer reiterated on Monday that he intends to keep the Clippers in LA, and that no name change is on the horizon.

It wouldn't make a ton of sense to move the Clippers as a lot of the organizations value stems from the fact that they are placed in the highly visible market of Los Angeles. Ballmer will bring a welcome change to the Clippers' power structure.
Mon, Aug 18, 2014 03:19:00 PM

Doc Rivers is expected to discuss a contract extension with new Clippers owner Steve Ballmer.

The departure of Donald Sterling is a relief for the entire NBA but it must be a particular blessing for Rivers, who had threatened to resign if Sterling remained in place next season. Rivers has two years remaining on his contract, at $7 million per season, and both sides appear eager to solidify Rivers' position for many years to come.
Tue, Aug 12, 2014 03:44:00 PM

The Clippers are considering trading their first-round pick, according to ESPN's Ramona Shelburne.

The team is reportedly "50-50" on whether they want to trade the pick as they would prefer to bring in a veteran presence or create more cap space. The Clippers are viewed as one of the few teams that have a chance to lure Lebron James away from the Heat, so creating as much cap space as possible will be key.
Thu, Jun 26, 2014 02:32:00 PM

Doc Rivers has been promoted by the LA Clippers to President of Basketball Operations and he will continue to be the team's Head Coach.

Doc was formally the Senior Vice President of Basketball Operations, but that title will now be held by Doc's assistant coach Kevin Eastman, who will now report directly to Doc. Dave Wohl will also step into the GM position for the Clippers after being the teams Director of Professional Scouting last season.
Mon, Jun 16, 2014 07:10:00 PM

Doc Rivers was fined $25,000 for criticizing the officials following Tuesday's Game 5 loss to the Thunder.

Rivers was upset about a reversed call towards the end of the game and pounded the table in his post-game press conference while saying, ""We were robbed." Rivers didn't back down a day later and added, "I didn't mean that personally, to any official. If it looked like that, I didn't mean that. I was more frustrated with the call." Rivers and his Clippers face an elimination game Thursday night, so while 25 grand is nothing to scoff at, he has bigger fish to fry in the immediate future.
Thu, May 15, 2014 01:16:00 PM

The NBA's lawyers will reportedly argue that Clippers owner Donald Sterling violated his contractual obligations to the league, providing grounds to force him to sell his franchise.

Sterling may have violated a 'morals clause' by making racist statements in an audio recording published by TMZ, statements which may also have violated an agreement not to "materially and adversely" affect the NBA or any of its teams. Sterling seems prepared to fight the NBA's decisions in court, and the process may not reach a speedy conclusion, but the league is proceeding full-steam with their efforts to pry the Clippers franchise from his grasp.
Tue, May 6, 2014 06:32:00 PM

The NBA announced on Tuesday that Clippers president Andy Roeser will be taking an indefinite leave of absence from the team, effective immediately.

NBA Executive VP of Communications Mike Bass said the move allows the Clippers an "opportunity for a new CEO to begin on a clean slate and for the team to stabilize under difficult circumstances." The Clippers are quickly distancing themselves from anything associated with the Donald Sterling era, including Roeser who had been team president since 1986 and was initially given the task of running the organization after Sterling's lifetime ban.
Source: Marc Spears
Tue, May 6, 2014 04:00:00 PM

The NBA's Advisory and Finance committee has "unanimously agreed" to move forward with a process to terminate Donald Sterling's ownership of the Clippers.

The league's commissioner Adam Silver has made his stance known, banning Sterling for life from any association with the NBA and pushing aggressively for the Board of Governors to vote for his ouster as an owner. The legal battle, however, may have just begun. Sterling is preparing to sue the NBA and doesn't seem willing to give up the franchise willingly, even if he's compensated with more than $1 billion in the event of a sale. The Advisory and Finance committee will reconvene next week, at which point more details should be made available.
Thu, May 1, 2014 07:04:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Chris Paul
2Austin Rivers
SG1J.J. Redick
2Jamal Crawford
3C.J. Wilcox
4Dahntay Jones
5Jordan Hamilton
SF1Matt Barnes
2Hedo Turkoglu
PF1Blake Griffin
2Glen Davis
C1DeAndre Jordan
2Spencer Hawes
3Ekpe Udoh