Doc Rivers Rumors
Scott Agness: Pacers coach Nate McMillan is one of five finalists for the PBWA’s Rudy Tomjanovich Award, recognizing a coach for excellence with media and fans. Other finalists: Kenny Atkinson, Mike D’Antoni, Michael Malone, Doc Rivers.
Andrew Greif: Doc Rivers repeated today his belief that Clippers’ “culture” is right and ready to build on. So I asked Pat Beverley to define what that “culture” looked like from his POV. Part of his response: “Just no bullshit. Come in here, get your work done, beat ass and take names.”
Clippers coach Doc Rivers has officially signed his contract extension to remain with the team long term, he told the Los Angeles Times on Saturday.
Rivers didn’t disclose the length of his new, long-term extension Saturday, but said he has signed the contract. It follows a season in which the Clippers, picked by some oddsmakers to win 35 games, finished with 48 victories and took their first-round playoff series against top-seeded Golden State to six games. After Friday’s season-ending loss to the Warriors, Rivers said he’d “never been more proud of a group of guys in the 20 years that I’ve coached.”