Clippers, Doc Rivers Reach Agreement on Extension
- Updated: August 27, 2014
With new Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Balmer securely in charge, the team announced it had reached an agreement with head coach Doc Rivers on a contract extension that will keep Rivers with the Clippers through the 2018-19 season. Rivers ahas expressed reservations about returning with the team after the scanl with former owner Donald Sterling that led to Balmer buying the team.
“This is an important day for this organization,” Ballmer said Wednesday in a release. “I am excited to work with Doc for a long time as we build a championship culture that will deliver results both on and off the court.
“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.”
Rivers was 57-25 in his first year with the Clippers in the 2013 -14. Rivers has coached seven years in the NBA . The previous six came with the Celtics, including a championship in 2007-08. He has a career record of 644-498 in the regular season and 70-64 in the postseason.