Breaking News: Clippers announce signing of Doc Rivers

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Via Clippers Press Release

The Los Angeles Clippers today named Glenn “Doc” Rivers as the team’s Senior Vice President of Basketball Operations and head coach. The Clippers signed Rivers after the Boston Celtics agreed to release him from his contract in exchange for a first round pick in the 2015 NBA Draft as compensation.image

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 just one of only four active NBA coaches to win an NBA title, and since 2007-08 owns the third-highest winning percentage (.661) among current coaches.

A former Clippers point guard (1991-92), Rivers returns to Los Angeles to be the…

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