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AS PLAYER:

* NBA All-Star (1988 ) * J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award (1990 ) * No. 31 retired by Marquette * USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year (1982)

AS COACH:

* NBA champion (2008 ) * NBA Coach of the Year (2000 ) * 2× NBA All-Star Game head coach (2008 , 2011 )

CAREER STATISTICS

POINTS 9,377 (10.9 ppg)

ASSISTS 4,889 (5.7 apg)

STEALS 1,563 (1.8 spg)

Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Medals

REPRESENTING UNITED STATES

BASKETBALL

FIBA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

1982 Colombia National team

Rivers (center) sits on the sidelines with assistant coaches Tom Thibodeau (right) and Armond Hill (left) in Game 4 of the 2008 NBA Playoffs against the Atlanta Hawks . Rivers at the championship parade of the 2008 NBA Champions Boston Celtics
Boston Celtics
.

GLENN ANTON "DOC" RIVERS (born October 13, 1961) is an American basketball coach and former player. He is the current head coach for the NBA 's Los Angeles Clippers . As an NBA point guard , Rivers was known for his defense.

CONTENTS

* 1 Playing career

* 2 Coaching career

* 2.1 Orlando Magic (1999–2003) * 2.2 Boston Celtics
Boston Celtics
(2004–2013) * 2.3 Los Angeles Clippers (2013–present)

* 3 NBA career statistics

* 3.1 Regular season * 3.2 Playoffs

* 4 Head coaching record * 5 Personal life * 6 Other work * 7 See also * 8 References * 9 External links

PLAYING CAREER

Rivers was a McDonald\'s All-American for Proviso East High School in the Chicago
Chicago
metropolitan area . Rivers represented the United States with the national team in the 1982 FIBA World Championship
FIBA World Championship
, in which he led the team to the silver medal, despite missing the last shot in the final, which could have given the title to his team. After his third season at Marquette University , Rivers was drafted in the second round (31st overall ) of the 1983 NBA draft by the Atlanta Hawks . He graduated from Marquette while completing course work as an NBA player. He spent the next seven seasons as a starter in Atlanta, assisting star Dominique Wilkins as the team found great regular-season success. He averaged a double-double for the 1986–87 season with 12.8 points and 10.0 assists per game. Rivers later spent one year as a starter for the Los Angeles Clippers and two more for the New York Knicks
New York Knicks
, before finishing his career as a player for the San Antonio Spurs from 1994 to 1996.

COACHING CAREER

ORLANDO MAGIC (1999–2003)

Rivers began his coaching career with the Orlando Magic in 1999, where he coached for more than four NBA seasons. Rivers won the Coach of the Year award in 2000 after his first year with the Magic. That season, he led the team that was picked to finish last in the league to a near playoff berth. He made the post-season in his next three years as coach, but was fired in 2003 after a disastrous 1–10 start to the season.

BOSTON CELTICS (2004–2013)

After spending a year working as a commentator for the NBA on ABC (calling the 2004 Finals with Al Michaels ), he took over the Boston Celtics coaching position in 2004. During his first years with the Celtics, he was criticized by many in the media for his coaching style, most vociferously by Bill Simmons, who in 2006 publicly called for Rivers to be fired in his columns.

As a result of the Celtics' 109–93 victory over the New York Knicks on January 21, 2008, Rivers, as the coach of the team with the best winning percentage in the Eastern Conference , earned the honor to coach the East for the 2008 NBA All-Star Game in New Orleans . On June 17, 2008, Rivers won his first NBA Championship as a head coach after defeating the Los Angeles Lakers in six games. The Celtics needed an NBA record 26 post-season games to win it. Rivers played for the team that held the previous record for most games played in a single post-season: the 1994 New York Knicks
New York Knicks
played 25 post-season games.

Rivers led the Celtics to the 2010 NBA Finals where they once again faced the Los Angeles Lakers and lose the series in seven games.

After deliberating between staying on the job and leaving the job and returning to spend more time with his family in Orlando, Rivers finally decided that he would honor the last year of his contract and return for the 2010–11 season.

On May 13, 2011, after months of rumors that he would retire, ESPN reported that the Celtics and Rivers agreed upon a 5-year contract extension worth $35 million.

On February 6, 2013, Rivers notched his 400th win with the Celtics in a 99–95 victory over the Toronto Raptors .

LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS (2013–PRESENT)

On June 25, 2013, the Los Angeles Clippers acquired Rivers from the Celtics for an unprotected 2015 NBA first round draft pick. He also became the senior vice president of basketball operations on the team. In his first season as their head coach, Rivers led the Clippers to a franchise-record 57 wins, garnering the 3rd seed in the Western conference. The 2014 NBA playoffs first round playoff series against the Golden State Warriors was marred when TMZ released an audiotape containing racially insensitive remarks made by the then-Clippers owner Donald Sterling . Though there was a possibility of the Clippers boycotting the series, they would play on, holding a silent protest by leaving their shooting jerseys at center court and obscuring the Clippers logo on their warm-up shirts. Rivers himself stated that he would not return to the Clippers if Sterling remained as owner the following season. NBA commissioner Adam Silver responded to the controversy by banning Sterling for life and compelling him to sell the team. After the team was sold to Microsoft
Microsoft
CEO Steve Ballmer
Steve Ballmer
for $2 billion on August 12, 2014, Rivers remained with the Clippers.

On June 16, 2014, the Clippers promoted Rivers to president of basketball operations in conjunction with his continuing head coaching duties. Although Dave Wohl was hired as general manager, Rivers has the final say in basketball matters. On August 27, 2014, he signed a new five-year contract with the Clippers.

On January 16, 2015, Rivers became the first NBA coach to coach his own son, Austin Rivers .

On August 4, 2017, Rivers will remain as the Clippers head coach, but will no longer be the team president.

NBA CAREER STATISTICS

LEGEND

GP Games played GS Games started MPG Minutes per game

FG% Field goal percentage 3P% 3-point field goal percentage FT% Free throw
Free throw
percentage

RPG Rebounds per game APG Assists per game SPG Steals per game

BPG Blocks per game PPG Points per game BOLD Career high

REGULAR SEASON

YEAR TEAM GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG

1983–84 Atlanta 81 47 23.9 .462 .167 .785 2.7 3.9 1.6 0.4 9.3

1984–85 Atlanta 69 58 30.8 .476 .417 .770 3.1 5.9 2.4 0.8 14.1

1985–86 Atlanta 53 50 29.6 .474 .000 .608 3.1 8.4 2.3 0.2 11.5

1986–87 Atlanta 82 82 31.6 .451 .190 .828 3.6 10.0 2.1 0.4 12.8

1987–88 Atlanta 80 80 31.3 .453 .273 .758 4.6 9.3 1.8 0.5 14.2

1988–89 Atlanta 76 76 32.4 .455 .347 .861 3.8 6.9 2.4 0.5 13.6

1989–90 Atlanta 48 44 31.8 .454 .364 .812 4.2 5.5 2.4 0.5 12.5

1990–91 Atlanta 79 79 32.7 .435 .336 .844 3.2 4.3 1.9 0.6 15.2

1991–92 L.A. Clippers 59 25 28.1 .424 .283 .832 2.5 3.9 1.9 0.3 10.9

1992–93 New York 77 45 24.5 .437 .317 .821 2.5 5.3 1.6 0.1 7.8

1993–94 New York 19 19 26.3 .433 .365 .636 2.1 5.3 1.3 0.3 7.5

1994–95 New York 3 0 15.7 .308 .600 .727 3.0 2.7 1.3 0.0 6.3

1994–95 San Antonio 60 0 15.7 .360 .344 .732 1.7 2.6 1.0 0.4 5.0

1995–96 San Antonio 78 0 15.8 .372 .343 .750 1.8 1.6 0.9 0.3 4.0

Career 864 605 27.3 .444 .328 .784 3.0 5.7 1.8 0.4 10.9

All-Star 1 0 16.0 .500 – .455 3.0 6.0 – – 9.0

PLAYOFFS

YEAR TEAM GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG

1984 Atlanta 5 – 26.0 .500 .000 .878 2.0 3.2 2.4 0.8 13.6

1986 Atlanta 9 9 29.1 .435 .500 .738 4.7 8.7 2.0 0.0 12.7

1987 Atlanta 8 8 30.6 .383 – .500 3.4 11.3 1.1 0.4 7.8

1988 Atlanta 12 12 34.1 .511 .318 .907 4.9 9.6 2.1 0.2 15.7

1989 Atlanta 5 5 38.2 .386 .316 .708 4.8 6.8 1.4 0.4 13.4

1991 Atlanta 5 5 34.6 .469 .091 .895 4.0 3.0 1.0 0.4 15.6

1992 L.A. Clippers 5 4 37.4 .446 .500 .815 3.8 4.2 1.2 0.0 15.2

1993 New York 15 15 30.5 .453 .355 .767 2.6 5.7 1.9 0.1 10.2

1995 San Antonio 15 0 21.2 .389 .370 .839 1.9 1.6 0.9 0.6 7.8

1996 San Antonio 2 0 10.0 .333 .500 – 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.5

Career 81 58 29.5 .446 .338 .767 3.3 5.9 1.5 0.3 11.4

HEAD COACHING RECORD

LEGEND

Regular season G Games coached W Games won L Games lost W–L % Win-loss %

Post season PG Playoff games PW Playoff wins PL Playoff losses PW–L % Playoff win-loss %

TEAM YEAR G W L W–L% FINISH PG PW PL PW–L% RESULT

Orlando 1999–00 82 41 41 .500 4th in Atlantic — — — — Missed Playoffs

Orlando 2000–01 82 43 39 .524 4th in Atlantic 4 1 3 .250 Lost in First Round

Orlando 2001–02 82 44 38 .537 3rd in Atlantic 4 1 3 .250 Lost in First Round

Orlando 2002–03 82 42 40 .512 4th in Atlantic 7 3 4 .429 Lost in First Round

Orlando 2003–04 11 1 10 .091 (fired) — — — — —

Boston 2004–05 82 45 37 .549 1st in Atlantic 7 3 4 .429 Lost in First Round

Boston 2005–06 82 33 49 .402 3rd in Atlantic — — — — Missed Playoffs

Boston 2006–07 82 24 58 .293 5th in Atlantic — — — — Missed Playoffs

Boston 2007–08 82 66 16 .805 1st in Atlantic 26 16 10 .615 WON NBA CHAMPIONSHIP

Boston 2008–09 82 62 20 .756 1st in Atlantic 14 7 7 .500 Lost in Conference Semifinals

Boston 2009–10 82 50 32 .610 1st in Atlantic 24 15 9 .625 Lost in NBA Finals

Boston 2010–11 82 56 26 .683 1st in Atlantic 9 5 4 .556 Lost in Conference Semifinals

Boston 2011–12 66 39 27 .591 1st in Atlantic 20 11 9 .550 Lost in Conference Finals

Boston 2012–13 81 41 40 .506 3rd in Atlantic 6 2 4 .333 Lost in First Round

L.A. Clippers 2013–14 82 57 25 .695 1st in Pacific 13 6 7 .462 Lost in Conference Semifinals

L.A. Clippers 2014–15 82 56 26 .683 2nd in Pacific 14 7 7 .500 Lost in Conference Semifinals

L.A. Clippers 2015–16 82 53 29 .646 2nd in Pacific 6 2 4 .333 Lost in First Round

L.A. Clippers 2016–17 82 51 31 .622 2nd in Pacific 7 3 4 .429 Lost in First Round

TOTAL

1388 804 584 .579

161 82 79 .509

PERSONAL LIFE

Rivers is the nephew of former NBA player Jim Brewer . He lives in Orlando, Florida
Orlando, Florida
, with his wife Kristen; they have four children. His oldest son Jeremiah played basketball at Georgetown University and Indiana University , and has played in the NBA D-League
NBA D-League
for the Maine Red Claws . His daughter Callie played volleyball for the University of Florida and then played professionally in Puerto Rico, while his second-born son Austin played one year as a guard for Duke University before being drafted by the New Orleans Hornets with the 10th pick of the 2012 NBA draft , and joined his father on the Clippers in 2015. His youngest son, Spencer, is a guard who played for Winter Park High School and for UC Irvine .

Rivers is a cousin of former NBA guard Byron Irvin and former MLB outfielder Ken Singleton .

Rivers was given his nickname of "Doc" by then-Marquette assistant coach Rick Majerus
Rick Majerus
. Rivers attended a summer basketball camp wearing a "Dr. J" T-shirt. Majerus immediately called him "Doc" and the players at camp followed suit. The name has stuck ever since.

OTHER WORK

Rivers is also currently a member of the National Advisory Board for Positive Coaching Alliance , a national non-profit organization that helps student-athletes and their coaches. Rivers has appeared in several videos for this organization, all of which can be found on the group's YouTube
YouTube
channel.

SEE ALSO

* Biography portal * Basketball
Basketball
portal * Boston portal

* List of National Basketball Association
National Basketball Association
career steals leaders * List of National Basketball Association
National Basketball Association
players with most assists in a game * List of