Doc Rivers

Glenn Anton "Doc" Rivers (born October 13, 1961) is an American basketball coach and former player who is the head coach for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). As an NBA point guard, Rivers was known for his defense.

Doc Rivers
Doc Rivers
Rivers coaching the Celtics in October 2007
Los Angeles Clippers
PositionHead coach
Personal information
BornOctober 13, 1961 (age 57)
Chicago, Illinois
Listed height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High schoolProviso East (Maywood, Illinois)
CollegeMarquette (1980–1983)
NBA draft1983 / Round: 2 / Pick: 31st overall
Selected by the Atlanta Hawks
Playing career1983–1996
PositionPoint guard
Coaching career1999–present
Career history
As player:
19831991Atlanta Hawks
1991–1992Los Angeles Clippers
19921994New York Knicks
19941996San Antonio Spurs
As coach:
19992003Orlando Magic
20042013Boston Celtics
2013–presentLos Angeles Clippers
Career highlights and awards
As player:

As coach:

Career statistics
Points9,377 (10.9 ppg)
Assists4,889 (5.7 apg)
Steals1,563 (1.8 spg)
Stats at
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 (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.
Doc Champion
Rivers at the championship parade of the 2008 NBA Champions Boston Celtics.

Playing career

Doc Rivers

Rivers was a McDonald's All-American for Proviso East High School in the Chicago metropolitan area.[1] Rivers represented the United States with the national team in the 1982 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[2]) 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 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.

During the Magic's free agency spending spree in the summer of 2000, Doc Rivers had the opportunity to assemble the first "Big Three" team in the NBA, as the Magic were courting free agent Tim Duncan, who came close to signing with the Magic and teaming up with Grant Hill and Tracy McGrady. However, Tim Duncan re-signed with the San Antonio Spurs due to Rivers' strict policy of family members not being allowed to travel in the team's plane.[3]

He made the post-season in his next three years as coach, but was fired in 2003 after a 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 was hired by the Boston Celtics as their head coach 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.[4] On June 17, 2008, Rivers won his first NBA Championship as a head coach after defeating the Los Angeles Lakers in six games.[5] 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.

Rivers led the Celtics to the 2010 NBA Finals where they once again faced the Los Angeles Lakers and lost 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.[6]

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.[7][8]

On February 6, 2013, Rivers notched his 400th win with the Celtics in a 99–95 victory over the Toronto Raptors.[9]

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.[10] 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 CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion on August 12, 2014, Rivers remained with the Clippers.[11]

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 had the final say in basketball matters.[12] On August 27, 2014, he signed a new five-year contract with the Clippers.[13]

On January 16, 2015, Rivers became the first NBA coach to coach his own son, Austin Rivers until June 26, 2018, when he was traded to the Washington Wizards for Marcin Gortat.

On August 4, 2017, Rivers gave up his post as president of basketball operations. However, he continued to split responsibility for basketball matters with executive vice president of basketball operations Lawrence Frank.[14] On May 23, 2018, Rivers and the Clippers agreed to a contract extension.[15]

NBA career statistics

  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  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

1983–84 Atlanta 81 47 23.9 .462 .167 .785 2.7 3.9 1.6 .4 9.3
1984–85 Atlanta 69 58 30.8 .476 .417 .770 3.1 5.9 2.4 .8 14.1
1985–86 Atlanta 53 50 29.6 .474 .000 .608 3.1 8.4 2.3 .2 11.5
1986–87 Atlanta 82 82 31.6 .451 .190 .828 3.6 10.0 2.1 .4 12.8
1987–88 Atlanta 80 80 31.3 .453 .273 .758 4.6 9.3 1.8 .5 14.2
1988–89 Atlanta 76 76 32.4 .455 .347 .861 3.8 6.9 2.4 .5 13.6
1989–90 Atlanta 48 44 31.8 .454 .364 .812 4.2 5.5 2.4 .5 12.5
1990–91 Atlanta 79 79 32.7 .435 .336 .844 3.2 4.3 1.9 .6 15.2
1991–92 L.A. Clippers 59 25 28.1 .424 .283 .832 2.5 3.9 1.9 .3 10.9
1992–93 New York 77 45 24.5 .437 .317 .821 2.5 5.3 1.6 .1 7.8
1993–94 New York 19 19 26.3 .433 .365 .636 2.1 5.3 1.3 .3 7.5
1994–95 New York 3 0 15.7 .308 .600 .727 3.0 2.7 1.3 .0 6.3
1994–95 San Antonio 60 0 15.7 .360 .344 .732 1.7 2.6 1.0 .4 5.0
1995–96 San Antonio 78 0 15.8 .372 .343 .750 1.8 1.6 .9 .3 4.0
Career 864 605 27.3 .444 .328 .784 3.0 5.7 1.8 .4 10.9
All-Star 1 0 16.0 .500 .455 3.0 6.0 9.0


1984 Atlanta 5 26.0 .500 .000 .878 2.0 3.2 2.4 .8 13.6
1986 Atlanta 9 9 29.1 .435 .500 .738 4.7 8.7 2.0 .0 12.7
1987 Atlanta 8 8 30.6 .383 .500 3.4 11.3 1.1 .4 7.8
1988 Atlanta 12 12 34.1 .511 .318 .907 4.9 9.6 2.1 .2 15.7
1989 Atlanta 5 5 38.2 .386 .316 .708 4.8 6.8 1.4 .4 13.4
1991 Atlanta 5 5 34.6 .469 .091 .895 4.0 3.0 1.0 .4 15.6
1992 L.A. Clippers 5 4 37.4 .446 .500 .815 3.8 4.2 1.2 .0 15.2
1993 New York 15 15 30.5 .453 .355 .767 2.6 5.7 1.9 .1 10.2
1995 San Antonio 15 0 21.2 .389 .370 .839 1.9 1.6 .9 .6 7.8
1996 San Antonio 2 0 10.0 .333 .500 .5 .0 .0 .0 1.5
Career 81 58 29.5 .446 .338 .767 3.3 5.9 1.5 .3 11.4

Head coaching record

Regular season G Games coached W Games won L Games lost W–L % Win–loss %
Playoffs 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
L.A. Clippers 2017–18 82 42 40 .512 2nd in Pacific Missed Playoffs
Total 1470 846 624 .576 161 82 79 .509

Personal life

Rivers is the nephew of former NBA player Jim Brewer. He lives in Orlando, Florida, with his wife Kristen; they have four children.[2] His oldest son Jeremiah played basketball at Georgetown University and Indiana University,[16] and has played in the NBA D-League for the Maine Red Claws. His daughter Callie played volleyball for the University of Florida[17] 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.[18]

Rivers was given his nickname of "Doc" 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.[19]

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.[20] Rivers has appeared in several videos for this organization, all of which can be found on the group's YouTube channel.[21]

See also


  1. ^ Mitchell, Fred (February 18, 2012). "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 February 18, 2012.
  2. ^ a b Doc Rivers Coaching Info at
  3. ^
  4. ^ "Doc Rivers to Coach East in 2008 All-Star Game". January 21, 2008.
  5. ^ Spears, Marc J. (June 18, 2008). "Ring it up!". Boston Globe.
  6. ^ Wojnarowski, Adrian (June 30, 2010). "Rivers returning to coach Celtics". Yahoo! Sports.
  7. ^ Doc Rivers agrees to 5-year extension with Boston Celtics – ESPN Boston. (May 14, 2011). Retrieved on April 20, 2012.
  8. ^ Rivers gets five-year extension as coach of Celtics Archived May 16, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. (May 13, 2011). Retrieved on April 20, 2012.
  9. ^ "Celtics at Raptors".
  10. ^ Patten, Eric (June 25, 2013) "RIVERS HEADED TO L.A.".
  11. ^ "Doc Rivers won't return to Clippers under Donald Sterling, per report". (Vox Media). April 29, 2014
  13. ^ "Doc Rivers Agrees to Contract Through 2019 Season". Los Angeles Clippers. August 27, 2014
  14. ^ "Press Release: L.A. Clippers Announce Expansion of Leadership Team Through New Roles for Rivers, Frank". Retrieved August 4, 2017.
  15. ^ "L.A. Clippers, Doc Rivers, Agree to Contract Extension". May 23, 2018. Retrieved May 23, 2018.
  16. ^ Doc Rivers' son to transfer from Georgetown. (May 7, 2008). Retrieved on April 20, 2012.
  17. ^ Rivers flows through it – News –. (December 6, 2007). Retrieved on April 20, 2012.
  18. ^ – Doc Rivers. Retrieved on April 20, 2012.
  19. ^ Doc Rivers. Retrieved on May 1, 2011.
  20. ^ "National Advisory Board".
  21. ^ Positive Coaching Alliance's channel on YouTube

External links

1983 NBA draft

The 1983 NBA draft took place on June 28, 1983, in New York City. A total of 226 players were selected over 10 rounds by the league's 23 teams. At least four players from the 1983 draft later served or now serve as coaches. One served at a major-college program—Craig Robinson (who never played in the NBA) at Oregon State—and two in the NBA—Doc Rivers for the Los Angeles Clippers and Randy Wittman for the Washington Wizards. Another player, Byron Scott, coached for the Los Angeles Lakers from 2014 to 2016. While Scott won the Coach of the Year award in 2008, Rivers won an NBA Championship with the Celtics in that same year (it could be also noted that Rivers won that award prior to Scott, in 2000, while he was still coaching the Orlando Magic). Robinson, who led the Beavers to the 2009 College Basketball Invitational title, has an additional claim to fame as the older brother of former First Lady Michelle Obama. Sidney Lowe coached at North Carolina State from 2006 to 2011.

Manute Bol was selected in the 5th round by the Clippers, but the NBA rejected the pick on technicalities. Manute had never filed draft paperwork, and his passport listed him at 19 (at the time, 19 years was too young to be drafted).Florida State star Mitchell Wiggins, father of future No. 1 overall draft pick and Canadian Andrew Wiggins, was drafted 23rd by the Indiana Pacers. Leo Rautins, current colour man for Toronto Raptors broadcasts, made history as the first Canadian drafted in the first round of an NBA draft. Rautins, one of the greatest players to ever come out of Syracuse University, had his career cut short by injury. He would later go on to coach Canada's senior men's national basketball team.

Despite there being only 23 teams at the time of the draft, the Cleveland Cavaliers were awarded the 24th pick out of courtesy. Then-owner Ted Stepien was infamous for repeatedly trading first-round picks in the late 1970s and early 1980s, which, considering Cleveland's morose records in that time period, eventually culminated in the NBA creating a rule banning teams from dealing all of their first-round picks in consecutive years.

1988 NBA All-Star Game

The 38th National Basketball Association All-Star Game was played on February 7, 1988, at Chicago Stadium in Chicago. The East won the game 138-133 and Michael Jordan (who scored a game-high 40 points) was named the game's MVP.

Agua Caliente Clippers

The Agua Caliente Clippers of Ontario are an American professional basketball team of the NBA G League announced to begin play for the 2017–18 season. The franchise is owned by and affiliated with the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The team is based in Ontario, California.

Armond Hill

Armond G. Hill (born March 31, 1953) is an American basketball coach and retired professional basketball player. He currently works as an assistant coach for the Los Angeles Clippers.

He spent eight seasons in the NBA between 1976 and 1984, playing for the Atlanta Hawks, Seattle SuperSonics, San Diego Clippers and Milwaukee Bucks. After ending his playing career in 1984, he started a coaching career, and eventually became head coach at Columbia University in 1995. Hill is currently an assistant coach to Doc Rivers with the Los Angeles Clippers.After graduating from Bishop Ford Central Catholic High School in Brooklyn, Hill attended The Lawrenceville School for a post-graduate year before attending Princeton, where he played under Hall of Fame coach Pete Carril. He was named Ivy League Men's Basketball Player of the Year as a senior in 1976 and entered the NBA draft. Drafted by the Atlanta Hawks, Hill had a solid career as a role player in the NBA, compiling 6.9 points and 4.3 assists per game over eight seasons.

After his playing career Hill returned to Princeton to complete his baccalaureate degree, earning a B.A. in psychology in 1985. He then became an assistant coach at Lawrenceville School in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. Three years later he was promoted as head coach. Hill won two Coach of the Year Awards and in 1990, led Lawrenceville to the New Jersey State Prep School Championship.

In 1991 Hill entered the collegiate level by returning to his alma mater Princeton as an assistant coach under Pete Carril. In 1995, he succeeded Jack Rohan as head coach at Columbia University. In eight seasons as head coach of the Lions, Hill was unable to lead the team to a winning campaign and compiled a 72–141 record. On March 10, 2003, two days after Columbia finished with a 2–25 record (0–14 in Ivy League play), the worst season in the school's 103-year basketball history, Hill was fired.

During the 2003–04 NBA season, Hill became an assistant coach to Terry Stotts in Atlanta. After one season, he was hired by the Boston Celtics to aid Doc Rivers as assistant coach. When Rivers became the head coach of the Los Angeles Clippers, he retained Hill as an assistant.

Austin Rivers

Austin James Rivers (born August 1, 1992) is an American professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets 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 Team USA, and was a McDonald's All-American. He was one of the top rated high school basketball players in the class of 2011, being rated as high as No. 1 by On September 30, 2010, Rivers committed to Duke University. Rivers gained national recognition after making a game winning 3-pointer against Duke rival North Carolina in 2012. He was drafted with the 10th pick in the NBA draft by the New Orleans Hornets (now Pelicans), playing three seasons there before being traded to the Clippers. After three years with the Clippers, he was traded to the Wizards in June 2018. In December 2018, he joined the Rockets.

On January 16, 2015, Rivers became the first player in NBA history to play for his father, coach Doc Rivers of the Los Angeles Clippers.

Bill Kennedy (referee)

William Gene Kennedy (born November 10, 1966) is an American professional basketball referee for the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Kennedy graduated from St. Mary's High School in Phoenix, Arizona, and Arizona State University. He refereed in the Continental Basketball Association (CBA), refereeing the 1995 and 1996 CBA Finals. He began as an NBA referee during the 1995-96 NBA season. He has refereed five NBA Finals games, as well as the 2010 FIBA World Championships and the 2012 Summer Olympics.Kennedy ejected Boston Celtics' coach Doc Rivers from a game on March 17, 2009. Rivers was fined $25,000 for remarks he made about Kennedy after the game, and Kennedy was fined an undisclosed amount for his handling of the situation. Rivers reportedly used a gay slur towards Kennedy during the 2009 NBA Playoffs.In December 2015, Kennedy ejected Rajon Rondo from a game, and Rondo used a gay slur towards Kennedy, which resulted in a one-game suspension for Rondo. Kennedy later revealed that he is gay.

Byron Irvin

Byron Edward Irvin (born December 2, 1966) is a retired American professional basketball player. A 6'5" (1.95 m) and 190 lb (86 kg) shooting guard, he was selected by the Portland Trail Blazers in the first round (22nd overall) of the 1989 NBA draft.

Irvin attended Chicago's Percy Julian High School. In his senior year of high school he averaged 32 points a game, and in one game he scored 50 points.

He played collegiately at the University of Arkansas under legendary coach Eddie Sutton before Sutton left for Kentucky. Irvin was there from 1984/85-1985/86, then transferred to the University of Missouri Played for Hall of Fame Coach Norm Stewart (1987/88-1988/89, after having missed the 1986/87 season). He also received his bachelor's degree from the University of Missouri.

Irvin played in NBA for three seasons: 1989/90 for the Portland Trail Blazers and 1990/91 and 1992/93 for the Washington Bullets, averaging 5.2 PPG in his career.

He also played in the Continental Basketball Association and Overseas, Spain, Greece, Israel, Argentina, Switzerland, Philippines, Belgium, Dominican Republic, Venezuela,

Irvin is a cousin of former NBA player and current Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers, and is now a sports agent. He is Senior Vice President of Basketball Relativity Sports, and has represented NBA players such as Shawn Marion, Jason Terry, Al Harrington, Stephen Jackson, Joey Graham, Stephen Graham, Reggie Evans, Kris Humphries, Melvin Ely, Justin Williams, Isaiah Thomas, Nene Hilario, Erick Dampier, Darington Hobson. Rodney White, Matt Carroll, Gerald Green, Antoine Walker, Randy Holcombe. Ricky Davis, Earl Clark. He has negotiated over $550 Million Dollars in contracts.

Gerald Madkins

Gerald Madkins (born April 18, 1969) is an American professional basketball executive who is an assistant general manager for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is a former professional basketball player.

Born in Merced, California, Madkins attended University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers of the NBA and played with them from 1993 to 1994, and was signed by the Miami Heat on January 21, 1998. Madkins played briefly with the Golden State Warriors in 1998. He has also played in the Continental Basketball Association (with the Rockford Lightning), where in 1993 he was named CBA Rookie of the Year. He also played overseas in Spain and France.

After his retirement from basketball, he acted as an assistant coach for California State University, Stanislaus, and for his alma mater, the UCLA Bruins, In 2003 was named a player scout for the New York Knicks. During the 2007-08 season he served as Director of West Coast College Scouting for the Seattle SuperSonics. On September 10, 2008, Madkins was named Director of Scouting by the Houston Rockets. In 2010, he joined the New Orleans Hornets as their Vice President of Player Personnel.On September 24, 2012, Madkins was hired by the Los Angeles Clippers as their director of basketball operations, reporting to vice president of basketball operations Gary Sacks. In June 2014, Clippers coach Doc Rivers was promoted from senior vice president to president of basketball operations, and Madkins was named Director of Scouting as part of Rivers' restructuring.. He was promoted to assistant general manager prior to the start of the 2015-16 season.

Jeremiah Rivers

Jeremiah Jordan Rivers (born July 27, 1987) is an American former professional basketball player.

Rivers played college basketball at Georgetown University, before transferring to Indiana University. He previously attended Winter Park High School in Florida. He is the son of former NBA player and the current Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers, and the older brother of Austin Rivers, who is on the Washington Wizards.

Jim Brewer (basketball)

James Turner Brewer (born December 3, 1951) is a retired American National Basketball Association (NBA) player.

Brewer was the first notable player to come out of Proviso East High School, which has one of the most successful high school basketball programs in Illinois. In 1969, Brewer, playing center, led his team to the first of four state championships. Brewer was followed at Proviso East by other future NBA players, notably Doc Rivers, Michael Finley, Dee Brown, and Shannon Brown.

The 6'9" 210 pound forward then attended the University of Minnesota, where he was a teammate of future Baseball Hall of Famer Dave Winfield. Brewer played in the 1972 Summer Olympics, including the United States' controversial loss to the Soviet Union in the gold medal game, before being drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the first round (2nd pick) of the 1973 NBA draft.

Whenever Brewer scored a basket at a Cavaliers home game, the public address announcer would declare, "Two for the Brew!" Brewer played nine seasons in the NBA from 1973 to 1982. Then he played with Pallacanestro Cantù in Italian Serie A along with players as Pierluigi Marzorati and Antonello Riva with coach Giancarlo Primo. He won a Euroleague and was an Intercontinental Cup finalist.

Brewer is the uncle of former NBA player and current Los Angeles Clippers head coach Glenn "Doc" Rivers and the great uncle of Doc's son, Houston Rockets point guard, Austin Rivers.In 2007, the Illinois High School Association named Brewer one of the 100 Legends of the IHSA Boys Basketball Tournament.

John Carroll (basketball)

John Carroll (born November 8, 1955) is an American basketball coach, currently an assistant coach for the University of Rhode Island men's basketball team. He served as the head coach for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA), during the latter part of the 2003–04 season, temporarily replacing Jim O'Brien, who had resigned. At the end of the season he was replaced as head coach with Doc Rivers.

Ken Singleton

Kenneth Wayne Singleton (born June 10, 1947) is an American former professional baseball player and current television sports commentator. He played as an outfielder and designated hitter in Major League Baseball for the New York Mets, Montreal Expos, and Baltimore Orioles.

List of Boston Celtics head coaches

The Boston Celtics are an American professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. They play in the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The team is owned by Wycliffe Grousbeck and coached by Brad Stevens, with Danny Ainge as the general manager. Founded in 1946, their 17 NBA Championships are the most for any NBA franchise, and their eight consecutive NBA championships from 1959 to 1966 represent the longest consecutive championship winning streak of any North American professional sports team to date. They play their home games in the TD Garden.There have been 17 head coaches for the Boston Celtics franchise. The Celtics won their first NBA championship in the 1957 NBA Finals under the coaching of Red Auerbach. Auerbach is the franchise's all-time leader in the number of regular-season and playoff wins as a coach. Auerbach and Bill Fitch were included in the Top 10 Coaches in NBA history. Fitch was the 1979–80 NBA Coach of the Year and also led the Celtics to a championship in 1981. Auerbach led the Celtics to nine championships, in 1957, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, and 1966. He was also the 1965–65 Coach of the Year. K.C. Jones led the Celtics to two championships, in 1984 and 1986. Alvin Julian and Auerbach have been inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame as coaches.Bill Russell, Tom Heinsohn, Tom Sanders, Dave Cowens, K.C. Jones, Chris Ford and M. L. Carr have played and coached for the Celtics. John Russell, Alvin Julian, Heinsohn, Sanders, Carr, and John Carroll spent their entire coaching career with the Celtics. Doc Rivers, led the team to one NBA championship.

List of Los Angeles Clippers head coaches

The Los Angeles Clippers are an American professional basketball team based in Los Angeles, California. They play in the Pacific Division of the Western Conference in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The Clippers joined the NBA in 1970 as an expansion team. The team has had three names since its inception: the Buffalo Braves (1970–1978), the San Diego Clippers (1978–1984), and the Los Angeles Clippers (1984–present). The Clippers are the oldest franchise in the NBA to have never reached the league finals. The team has played its home games at the Staples Center since 1999. The Clippers are owned by Steve Ballmer, and Dave Wohl is their general manager.

There have been 25 head coaches for the Clippers. The franchise's first head coach was Dolph Schayes, who coached for 83 games in two seasons. Mike Dunleavy is the franchise's all-time leader in regular-season games coached (492) and regular-season games won (194). Jack Ramsay is the franchise's all-time leader in playoff games coached (22), and playoff games won (9). Ramsay, Larry Brown, Bill Fitch, Dunleavy, Vinny Del Negro, and Doc Rivers are the only coaches to have reached the playoffs with the Clippers. Ramsay and Fitch were also named as two of the Top 10 Coaches in NBA History in 1996. Ramsay and Brown are the only Clippers coaches to have been elected into the Basketball Hall of Fame as a coach. The most recent head coach of the Clippers is Doc Rivers.

List of NBA championship head coaches

The National Basketball Association (NBA) is a major professional basketball league in North America. It was founded in 1946 as the Basketball Association of America (BAA). The league adopted its current name at the start of the 1949–50 season when it merged with the National Basketball League (NBL). The league consists of 30 teams, of which 29 are located in the United States and one in Canada. In the NBA, a head coach is the highest ranking coach of a coaching staff. They typically hold a more public profile and are paid more than the assistant coaches.

Former Los Angeles Lakers head coach Phil Jackson won eleven NBA championships, the most in NBA history. He won six titles with the Chicago Bulls and five titles with the Lakers, and is the only coach who has won multiple championships with more than one team. Red Auerbach won nine championships with the Boston Celtics and won eight consecutive titles from 1959 to 1966. John Kundla, Pat Riley, and current San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich have each won five championships. Kundla won all of his titles with the Lakers, and Popovich has won all of his titles with the Spurs, while Riley won four titles with the Lakers and one with the Miami Heat. Current Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr has won three championships, while current Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra has won two titles. Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers, Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle, and Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue are the only other active coaches who have won a championship, Rivers having won while with the Boston Celtics in 2008.

Of the championship head coaches, 14 (Auerbach, Larry Brown, Carlisle, Bill Fitch, Tom Heinsohn, Red Holzman, Jackson, Dick Motta, Popovich, Riley, Kerr, Rivers, Bill Sharman, and Lenny Wilkens) have won the Coach of the Year Award. 12 (Auerbach, Brown, Chuck Daly, Alex Hannum, Heinsohn, Holzman, Jackson, Kundla, Jack Ramsay, Riley, Sharman, and Wilkens) have been inducted to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as a coach. Several more have been enshrined as players or contributors. Fourteen of the head coaches also won championships as players, with both Buddy Jeannette and Bill Russell having won their only manager titles as player-coach. Riley and Lue are two of the only three coaches (Paul Westhead being the third) who have led teams to titles having only arrived in mid-season.

List of Orlando Magic head coaches

The Orlando Magic are an American professional basketball team based in Orlando, Florida. They play in the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The franchise was founded in 1989 as an expansion team, and has played at the Amway Center. The team is owned by Orlando Magic, Ltd., a subsidiary of RDV Sports, Inc. The team has won four division titles (1995, 1996, 2008, 2009), two conference titles (1995, 2009), but no league championships.There have been eight former head coaches for the Magic franchise. The team's first head coach was Matt Guokas, who coached the team for 328 games over four seasons. Brian Hill is the team's all-time leader in regular-season games coached (459). Hill is also the team's all-time leader in regular-season games won (267), and he is the team's only coach to have coached during two non-consecutive periods. Stan Van Gundy was the team's coach from the beginning of the 2007–08 season until the end of the 2011–12 season. He is the team's all-time leader in playoff games coached (59), playoff games won (31), regular-season winning percentage (.657), and playoff winning percentage (.523). Doc Rivers is the team's only coach to have won the NBA Coach of the Year award, winning it after the 1999–2000 season. Chris Jent is the team's only head coach to have spent his entire career with the Magic.On July 28, 2012, Jacque Vaughn was named the new head coach. He was the assistant coach for the San Antonio Spurs in the two seasons prior to his hiring.On May 29, 2015, the Magic hired their former point guard Scott Skiles as the franchise's 12th head coach.When Skiles resigned after one season, the Magic hired Frank Vogel as his successor. Vogel was fired following the end of the 2017–18 season.

List of Orlando Magic seasons

This is a list of seasons completed by the Orlando Magic. The Orlando Magic are an American professional basketball team based in Orlando, Florida. They play in the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The team was established in 1989. The Magic have not won an NBA title, but have appeared in the NBA Finals twice, in 1995 and 2009. The best record posted by the Magic was 60–22, in the 1995–96 season, and their worst record was 18–64, in the team's inaugural season.

Marquette Gymnasium

Marquette Gymnasium is a gymnasium on the campus of Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, built in 1922. The building was the first full-time home of the Marquette men's basketball team before they moved, originally part-time, to the Milwaukee Arena. In later years, the building served as a practice facility for the team, as well as the home of the women's basketball and volleyball teams before the completion of the Al McGuire Center. Currently the building houses offices for the Intercollegiate Athletics department (including the Cross Country, Track, soccer, tennis and golf teams) and the school's Army and Naval ROTC departments.It was traditionally known in the Marquette community as the "Old Gym." Legendary Marquette basketball coach Al McGuire and his powerhouse Marquette men's basketball teams of the 1960s and 1970s (an era in which Marquette was a perennial NCAA tournament team and was often ranked in the top 10 of national polls) practiced almost exclusively in the Old Gym. Famous MU basketball players and coaches who called the Old Gym home on a daily basis included George Thompson, Dean "The Dream" Meminger, Jim Chones, Bob Lackey, Maurice Lucas, Earl Tatum, Bo Ellis, Allie McGuire, Jerome Whitehead, Butch Lee, Sam Worthen, Doc Rivers, Tony Smith, Jim McIlvaine, Dwyane Wade and Travis well as Marquette coaches Tex Winter, Eddie Hickey, Al McGuire, Hank Raymonds, Rick Majerus, Kevin O'Neill, and Tom Crean.

NBA Coach of the Year Award

The National Basketball Association's Coach of the Year is an annual National Basketball Association (NBA) award given since the 1962–63 NBA season. The winner receives the Red Auerbach Trophy, which is named in honor of the head coach who led the Boston Celtics to nine NBA championships from 1956 to 1966. The winner is selected at the end of regular season by a panel of sportswriters from the United States and Canada, each of whom casts a vote for first, second and third place selections. Each first-place vote is worth five points; each second-place vote is worth three points; and each third-place vote is worth one point. The person with the highest point total, regardless of the number of first-place votes, wins the award.Since its inception, the award has been given to 40 different coaches. The most recent award winner is former Toronto Raptors head coach Dwane Casey. Gregg Popovich, Don Nelson and Pat Riley have each won the award three times, while Hubie Brown, Mike D'Antoni, Bill Fitch, Cotton Fitzsimmons and Gene Shue have each won it twice. No coach has won consecutive Coach of the Year awards. Riley is the only coach to be named Coach of the Year with three different franchises. Larry Bird is the only recipient to have also been named MVP as a player. Tom Heinsohn, Bill Sharman, and Lenny Wilkens are the only recipients to have been inducted to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as both player and coach. Johnny Kerr is the only person to win the award with a losing record (33–48 with the Chicago Bulls in 1966–67). Kerr was honored because he had guided the Bulls to the NBA Playoffs in their first season in the league. Doc Rivers is the only person to win the award despite his team not making the playoffs (41–41 with the Orlando Magic in 1999–2000). Only five recipients also coached the team that won the championship the same season: Red Auerbach, Red Holzman, Bill Sharman, Phil Jackson, and Gregg Popovich. Popovich is the only NBA Coach of the Year recipient to win the championship in the same season twice, winning the NBA title with the San Antonio Spurs in 2003 and 2014.

2015–16 recipient Steve Kerr only coached 39 of the 82 games in the season due to complications from offseason back surgery, though he received credit for all of the Golden State Warriors' 73 wins that season. Assistant coach Luke Walton served as interim head coach for the other 43 games for the Warriors, receiving one second-place vote and two third-place votes.

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