There's been a big shakeup in the Western Conference prior to the start of the NBA Finals.
Doc Rivers is "out" as Los Angeles Clippers coach, according to ESPN.
Coach Doc Rivers is out with the Clippers, sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) September 28, 2020
Rivers released a statement on Twitter, confirming the news and thanking the Clippers organization and its fans:
With two years left on his contract, Rivers leaves the Clippers after seven years in Los Angeles, going 356-208 in the regular season, but just 27-32 in the playoffs.
Stunned by this news. Did not see this coming based on what had already been reported and what I had heard from multiple people. Think the Clippers job becomes the No. 1 coaching availability on the market now.— Jovan Buha (@jovanbuha) September 28, 2020
ESPN reports that the top candidates to replace Rivers are Ty Lue and Jeff Van Gundy.
Rivers might not be out of a job for long, though. The Undefeated reports that the Philadelphia 76ers have already reached out to Rivers about their coaching vacancy.
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