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Doc Rivers Gets Promotion, As Well
Posted By Bill Ingram On June 25, 2013 @ 7:14 pm In Draft Diary | No Comments
The Los Angeles Clippers today announced that Doc Rivers, acquired from the Boston Celtics for a future draft pick, will not only be the team’s head coach going forward, he will also be the team’s new Senior Vice President of Basketball Operations.
Rivers joins the Clippers after nine seasons with the Boston Celtics, compiling a 416-305 (.576) record and guiding the Celtics to the 2007-08 NBA Championship with a NBA-best 66-16 regular season record. Rivers led the Celtics to six Atlantic Division titles, the 2009-10 Eastern Conference Championship and a 59-47 (.556) Playoff record during his tenure.
Rivers is not only expected to solidify the Clippers’ hopes of retaining free agent-to-be Chris Paul, he also represents a new era of commitment to winning on the part of the Clippers, who have been known as one of the cheapest teams in the league up until now. For the Clippers to emerge as a contender next season, they will need to prove they will spend the money and make the moves to make that reality happen. Consider the Rivers acquisition and promotion step one.
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