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Doc Rivers | Center

Team: Los Angeles Clippers
Age / DOB:  (52) / 10/13/1961
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 210

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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." Aug 27 - 1:04 PM

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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."
Aug 19 - 10:20 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.
Aug 18 - 3:19 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.
Aug 12 - 3:44 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.
Jun 26 - 2:32 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.
Jun 16 - 7:10 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.
May 15 - 1:16 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.
May 6 - 6:32 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
May 6 - 4:00 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.
May 1 - 7:04 PM

Donald Sterling is reportedly prepared to sue the NBA in an effort to block fellow owners from forcing him to sell the Clippers.

Following commissioner Adam Silver's lifetime ban of Sterling on Tuesday, the NBA Board of Governors is preparing to vote to force Sterling to sell his Clippers franchise. This process led an unnamed NBA executive who is close to Sterling to say, "He is not going to sell the team." The unnamed executive also added that Sterling is prepared to file a lawsuit and potentially tie up the future of the team for years. We should see what Sterling's next move is within the next two weeks as the NBA constitution and bylaws give Silver three days to provide Sterling with charges, Sterling five days to respond to the charges, and the Board of Governors 10 days to vote following Sterling's response. It sounds like this situation is about to get even messier than it already was.
May 1 - 11:51 AM

Oprah Winfrey is "considering the possibility" of joining a group to buy the Clippers from owner Donald Sterling.

The NBA's Board of Governors could force the team's sale by a 75 percent vote, at which point a bidding war would likely commence. Magic Johnson may also team up with Guggenheim Partners to vie for the team, which is expected to be valued at more than $1 billion. Early indications are that Sterling's wife will not retain control of the franchise, though his family has been specifically exempted from Sterling's lifetime ban.
Apr 30 - 11:29 AM

Clippers owner Donald Sterling has been fined $2.5 million and suspended for life from having "any association with the Clippers organization, or the NBA."

The decision means that Sterling will never again participate in league activities and it sets the stage for the NBA to wrest away control of the Clippers' franchise, which could be accomplished by a 75 percent vote from the league's owners. It also sends a loud and clear message that Sterling's racist views won't be tolerated by the league or commissioner Adam Silver, and the decision should promote healing for everyone affected by the controversy, including the Clippers' players and head coach Doc Rivers. Moving forward, president Andy Roeser will handle day-to-day business operations.
Apr 29 - 2:19 PM

Doc Rivers canceled team practice on Monday, saying, "I just felt like they needed to breathe."

In the wake of the Donald Sterling audio tape controversy, he also mentioned that he declined to speak with the Clippers' owner. All players were still present at the practice facility, but Doc opted to give his players rest. The NBA also announced on Tuesday that there will be a 2:00 pm EDT press conference on Wednesday regarding punishment for Sterling. Rivers expects the announcement to alleviate "a little bit" of the pressure surrounding the situation.
Apr 28 - 3:21 PM

Doc Rivers was asked about his future with the Clippers on Sunday, to which he replied, "Don't know yet."

The Clippers hired Rivers on a three-year, $21 million contract last summer but he has been candid about the controversy surrounding owner Donald Sterling, which affected his team during a lopsided Game 4 loss to the Warriors. "I don't know if home is a safe haven any more," Rivers said, about returning to L.A. for Game 5. The NBA's ability to censure Sterling for his racist comments is limited to a maximum $2.5 million fine and indefinite suspension, and seizing the Clippers from him may not be feasible, but it's obvious that the team's coach and players are not comfortable winning games to Sterling's benefit.
Apr 28 - 2:19 AM

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