Rivers as Celtics head coach
|Los Angeles Clippers|
|Position||Head coach / President of Basketball Operations|
October 13, 1961 |
|Listed height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Listed weight||185 lb (84 kg)|
|High school||Proviso East (Maywood, Illinois)|
|NBA draft||1983 / Round: 2 / Pick: 31st overall|
|Selected by the Atlanta Hawks|
|1991–1992||Los Angeles Clippers|
|1992–1994||New York Knicks|
|1994–1996||San Antonio Spurs|
|2013–present||Los Angeles Clippers|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NBA statistics|
|Points||9,377 (10.9 ppg)|
|Assists||4,889 (5.7 apg)|
|Steals||1,563 (1.8 spg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Glenn Anton "Doc" Rivers (born October 13, 1961) is an American basketball coach and former player. He is the current head coach and President of Basketball Operations for the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers. A point guard, Rivers was known for his defense while playing in the NBA.
- 1 Playing career
- 2 Coaching career
- 3 Personal life
- 4 Other work
- 5 Head coaching record
- 6 See also
- 7 References
- 8 External links
Rivers was a McDonald's All-American for Proviso East High School in the Chicago metropolitan area. Rivers represented the United States with the national team in the 1982 FIBA World Championship, in which he was selected as the tournament MVP, 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, before finishing his career as a bench player for the San Antonio Spurs from 1994 to 1996.
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 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 ESPN's 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, although 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 played 25 post-season games.
After deliberating between 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.
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. Their playoff series against the Golden State Warriors was marred when TMZ released an audiotape containing racist remarks made by 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.
On June 16, 2014, the Clippers promoted Rivers to President of Basketball Operations in conjunction with his continuing head coaching duties. On August 27, 2014, he signed a new five-year contract with the Clippers.
Rivers is the nephew of former NBA player Jim Brewer. He lives in Orlando, Florida, with his wife Kristen; they have four children. Rivers is the cousin of former NBA guard Byron Irvin and former MLB outfielder Ken Singleton. Rivers was given his nickname by then-Marquette assistant coach 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.
Kristen Campion met her future husband Doc Rivers in 1979 while freshmen at Marquette University. Following that winner of a pick up line, Kristen (who goes by Kris) actually dated one of Doc’s teammates for a year before she and Doc got together. Sadly at that time, our country was not as open to mixed race couples, and Kris and her family were the target of harassment. Doc and Kris married in 1986. They currently reside in Winter Park, Florida. Doc and Kris had three sons and one daughter and she became, and remains, active in charity and volunteer work in the community.
Jeremiah Rivers, Doc's oldest son, was born in 1987
Jeremiah is a former professional basketball guard with the Maine Red Claws of the NBA Development League.Rivers played college basketball at Georgetown University, before transferring to Indiana University. 
Callie Rivers, Doc's daughter, was born in 1989.
Callie is a former college volleyball player for University of Florida. Rivers attended Winter Park High School in Winter Park, Florida. Rivers was four year starter at Winter Park, where she set school career records for kills (1,394), attempts (2,356) and blocks (184.5) and ranked second in digs and aces and third in hitting percentage all-time. Callie finished her four-year career at Florida with 835 kills, 42 assists, 73 service aces, 679 digs, 179 blocks, and 1013.5 points. 
Austin Rivers, Doc's second son, was born in 1992. Austin is a professional basketball player who currently plays for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Rivers led Winter Park High School to back-to-back Florida 6A state championships in 2010 and 2011. He also played in the 2011 Nike Hoop Summit for the USA National Team, and the 2011 McDonald's All-American Game. Rivers was one of the top rated high school basketball players in the class of 2011, being rated as high as No. 1 by Rivals.com. On September 30, 2010, Rivers committed to Duke University.
Spencer Rivers, Doc's youngest son, was born in 1995.
Spencer attended Winter Park High School (the same high school Jeremiah, Callie, and Austin went to) in Winter Park High School. He plays basketball for the school. In his career at Winter Park High School Rivers averaged 14.9 ppg, 7.8 apg, 1.3 rebounds per game, and 0,4 steals per game. Spencer will play for UC Irvine.
He 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 channel.
Head coaching record
|ORL||1999–00||82||41||41||.500||4th in Atlantic||—||—||—||—||Missed Playoffs|
|ORL||2000–01||82||43||39||.524||4th in Atlantic||4||1||3||.250||Lost in First Round|
|ORL||2001–02||82||44||38||.537||3rd in Atlantic||4||1||3||.250||Lost in First Round|
|ORL||2002–03||82||42||40||.512||4th in Atlantic||7||3||4||.429||Lost in First Round|
|BOS||2004–05||82||45||37||.549||1st in Atlantic||7||3||4||.429||Lost in First Round|
|BOS||2005–06||82||33||49||.402||3rd in Atlantic||—||—||—||—||Missed Playoffs|
|BOS||2006–07||82||24||58||.293||5th in Atlantic||—||—||—||—||Missed Playoffs|
|BOS||2007–08||82||66||16||.805||1st in Atlantic||26||16||10||.615||Won NBA Championship|
|BOS||2008–09||82||62||20||.756||1st in Atlantic||14||7||7||.500||Lost in Conf. Semifinals|
|BOS||2009–10||82||50||32||.610||1st in Atlantic||24||15||9||.625||Lost in NBA Finals|
|BOS||2010–11||82||56||26||.683||1st in Atlantic||9||5||4||.556||Lost in Conf. Semifinals|
|BOS||2011–12||66||39||27||.591||1st in Atlantic||20||11||9||.550||Lost in Conf. Finals|
|BOS||2012–13||81||41||40||.506||3rd in Atlantic||6||2||4||.333||Lost in First Round|
|LAC||2013–14||82||57||25||.695||1st in Pacific||13||6||7||.462||Lost in Conf. Semifinals|
|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 %|
- List of National Basketball Association career steals leaders
- List of National Basketball Association players with most assists in a game
- List of National Basketball Association players with most steals in a game
- Mitchell, Fred (2012-02-18). "Rivers reflects on stress son is under: Austin was high school phenom like his father, but Celtics coach says pressure much greater now". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2012-02-18.
- Doc Rivers Coaching Info at NBA.com
- "Doc Rivers to Coach East in 2008 All-Star Game". NBA.com. January 21, 2008.
- Spears, Marc J. (June 18, 2008). "Ring it up!". Boston Globe.
- Wojnarowski, Adrian (June 30, 2010). "Rivers returning to coach Celtics". Yahoo! Sports.
- Doc Rivers agrees to 5-year extension with Boston Celtics – ESPN Boston. Sports.espn.go.com (2011-05-14). Retrieved on 2012-04-20.
- Rivers gets five-year extension as coach of Celtics. NBA.com (2011-05-13). Retrieved on 2012-04-20.
- Celtics at Raptors
- RIVERS HEADED TO L.A.
- CLIPPERS RESTRUCTURE BASKETBALL OPERATIONS DEPARTMENT
- DOC RIVERS AGREES TO CONTRACT THROUGH 2019 SEASON
- – Doc Rivers. Insidehoops.com. Retrieved on 2012-04-20.
- Doc Rivers. Nba.com. Retrieved on 2011-05-01.
- Doc Rivers' son to transfer from Georgetown. Sports.espn.go.com (2008-05-07). Retrieved on 2012-04-20.
- Rivers flows through it – News –. Gatorsports.com (2007-12-06). Retrieved on 2012-04-20.
- The PCA National Advisory Board
- Positive Coaching Alliance's channel on YouTube
- Doc Rivers Coaching Info at NBA.com
- databaseBasketball.com: Doc Rivers (as coach)
- databaseBasketball.com: Doc Rivers (as player)
|Current heads of basketball operations in the National Basketball Association|
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